resonator telecaster electric guitar crocodile resodile bastian ortner blues bones

A thin-line resonator guitar that transports the sound of the American South both visually and acoustically. This instrument is based on the fusion of features of two iconic blues guitars,  Telecaster* and Resonator. The resulting sound is characterised by crisp twang next to the growling assertive timbre of the resonator. Thanks to the maximally hollowed ...continue reading "Blues Bones – The Resodile"

12 fret acoustic guitar rosewood mahogany 63 scale butternought stoll luthier

This small 12-fret acoustic guitar with a very special creamy sound makes the heart of every lover of authentic sound beat faster. It is very suitable for strumming and flatpicking. Type: Class: Basic Back/Sides: Rosewood, Mahogany Top: Spruce Neck: Spanish Cedar (dove tail joint) Neck Width: 45-46.5 mm Scale Length: 630 mm Fingerboard: Rosewood, Ebony ...continue reading "PT Butternought – 12 Fret Guitar with Small Body"

guitar local woods Cherry alder black locust spruce classical Estudio stoll luthier

The classical guitar for students and other ambitious guitarists made of local woods, this time with Cherry / Spruce an Alder neck and fingerboard and bridge of Black Locust.  An amazingly beautiful substitute for Indian Rosewood, with an almost identical tone and an extra of ethereal highs. CITES-reglementations inspired us to search for alternatives. Local ...continue reading "Classical Guitar Estudio Local Woods – <br>Cherry, Alder, Black Locust"

acoustic bass ukulele fanned frets multi scale side sound port pickup

The Travel Size Acoustic Bass Prototype This bass ukulele convinces with an impressingly sonorous sound. It is excellently suited for those who are looking for an Acoustic Bass in an easy-to-transport dimension. This is the prototype we built during the development of the new ukulele bass.

guitar local woods Walnut alder black locust spruce classical Estudio stoll luthier

The classical guitar for students and other ambitious guitarists made of local woods, this time with Walnut / Spruce an Alder neck and fingerboard and bridge of Black Locust, an absolutely perfect substitute for Indian Rosewood. CITES-reglementations inspired us to search for alternatives. Local woods are one way to avoid issues with such strict rules. ...continue reading "Classical Guitar Estudio Local Woods – <br>Walnut, Alder, Black Locust"

classical guitar local woods pear alder black locust Estudio stoll

The classical guitar for students and other ambitious guitarists made of local woods, this time with Pear / Spruce an Alder neck and fingerboard and bridge of Black Locust.  With luscious clarity and very present tone pear is an adequate substitute for East Indian Rosewood. CITES-reglementations inspired us to search for alternatives. Local woods are ...continue reading "Classical Guitar Estudio Local Woods – <br>Pear, Alder, Black Locust"

tamarinde steel string acoustic guitar luthier christian stoll

CITES-friendly In search of alternatives to the highly restricted Rosewood we found some really promising wood species. One of this woods is , the other one is Tamarind, which we want to introduce with this post. Rosewood-free As Rosewood is commonly used for fingerboard, bridge and binding and thus also troubles crossing frontiers, we decided ...continue reading "Ambition Spalted Tamarind – Free of Rosewood"

Classic Line I-8

The construction of a 7 -, 8 - or 10-string guitar demands a highly skilled luthier. The challenge is to form a harmonious whole of the technical, visual, tonal and functional changes caused by the increased...

Fingerstyle steel string guitar Local Woods: Cherry Spruce Plum

A guitar entirely made of native woods. This was the special task that the Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016 has presented to their exhibitors. We built even two guitars and mastered the challenge with flying colors. Both are fingerstyle models, one with 63 cm scale and completely of walnut, the one here presented comes with ...continue reading "Local Wood Steel String: <br>Ambition Fingerstyle Cherry / Spruce / Plum"