Crafting Sound Overview

We’ve been crafting sound since 1990, and we want to share that knowledge with you. On this site, you’ll learn the common language we use to describe guitars, their components and the sounds they produce. We’ll share some pointers on how to really hear and describe the tonal qualities you most want from an instrument. You’ll learn the key components that most impact sound such as tonewoods and body shapes. And you can browse custom options, including tonewood selections, inlays and other appointments.

Our passion has always been creating unique world-class instruments with distinctive sound. We love what we do. After all, it’s in our name. It’s in our DNA to push the boundaries of design and craftsmanship. Nowhere is our experience and passion more evident than here, at the Custom Sound Studio, where musicians, collectors and dealers can create purpose-built instruments based on their playing style, aesthetic preferences and their desired tone.

We hope you’ll stay awhile, learn a thing or two, and find the inspiration and knowledge to begin envisioning the guitar, mandolin or ukulele that’s perfectly you.