Instruments

Straddling the line between art and utility, my instruments embrace both aspects fully.  Although visual and sculptural elements play an obvious role, the basic approach common to these guitars as musical instruments is playability, tone and reliability.  

 

I work in a wide variety of forms, materials and approaches.  The sections below are the main categories.

 

 

TOTEMGUITARS

 

I've worked with resin from 1997 on, and the original line of guitars and basses came to be known as 'Totemguitars'.

 

 

HYBRIDS

 

Hybrids evolved out of a desire to strip the guitar of everything but the necessary and to explore new materials.  

 

 

GATE GUITARS

 

The old gate to the new workshop in vienna after our move from  Los Angeles was replaced and the wood inspired a new series of guitars, topped with the weathered boards left over.

 

 

TOTEM-X

 

Originally created from 2007 to 2008 in Los Angeles, this series is being reissued in Vienna.

 

 

CUSTOM BUILDS

 

This includes various conventional builds, the 624 and 486 lines.

 

 

SPECIAL BUILDS &

OTHER PROJECTS

 

Out of the box and unconventional builds along with special projects.