||Classical guitars utilizing the revolutionary Smallman principles of construction. Looking quite conventional on the outside, with the red cedar soundboards married to rosewood or other tropical hardwood bodies.||
My guitars are available only direct from:
+44 (0)1246 455231
In November 1994 I heard Craig Ogden in concert. He later let me play his Smallman guitar. Iíve never been the same since.
Rigid and heavy back, sides and neck minimize energy from the strings being Ďlostí out of the system. A light (but very strong) lattice network allows what energy has been preserved to excite the lightweight soundboard in a more efficient manner.
There is sometimes a small waiting list - lattice braced guitars take three times as long to build as a conventional guitar. I try to keep a demonstration instrument for people to play in the UK.
Click here to see how my guitars are made.
Reduction: Latest instruments are now available at a
here for instructions on placing an order
Acknowledgements: My thanks to Peter Campbell-Burns for creating this site. And, of course, to Greg Smallman and family to whom I owe so much.