I’ve always been in love with the guitar. One of my earliest memories is being too small to properly hold my father’s Fender Mustang, but still strumming the open strings; amazed at the sound it made.
In 2015, at the age of 19, I went to Spain to take a one month guitar making course with Master Luthier, Stephen Hill, at The European Institute of Guitar Making. I had practically no woodworking experience, but Stephen was able to teach me the techniques and how to use all the hand tools effectively. I very quickly fell in love. Two weeks into my one month and I had already started trying to figure out how I was going to stay longer.
I was able to convince Stephen to let me stay and build a second guitar, turning my one month into three.
Now I've gone back Spain, as Stephen’s apprentice, and among other work, I also work on his Model 2 guitars. I’m still quite early in my days as a guitar maker, but I’m making great instruments and building a high set of skills — so I can’t wait to see where I go from here!
I'm interested in non-traditional design for classical and flamenco guitars. If you look at any of the heads on my guitars you will get an idea of what I mean, as they are all asymmetrical. I also use a lot of bright colours and different woods you wouldn't normally see on a classical or flamenco guitar. While rosewoods are great woods for the back and sides of a guitar, I believe most woods can be great if the guitar maker understands the wood's specific characteristics. I aim to make every guitar sound incredible and be visually unique and beautiful.