Lutherie Gallery

Joey Howell playing The Water Song on #43, a small-bodied honeylocust acoustic.

A gallery of guitars, from the 1980’s to the present.

#47, olive ash, style #4, 2020

Sitka spruce top, olive ash back, sides, and peghead overlay, walnut neck and binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Anasazi tumpline rosette, mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays, abalone peghead inlay.

#46, sassafras, style #4, 2019

Sitka spruce top, sassafras back and sides, flamed beech  peghead overlay, walnut neck and binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Anasazi tumpline rosette, mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays, abalone peghead inlay.

#45, pignut hickory, style #4, 2019

Sitka spruce top, pignut hickory back, sides, and peghead overlay, maple neck, curly maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, Anasazi belt rosette, mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays, black mother-of-pearl peghead inlay.

#44, ash, style #2, 2019

Sitka spruce top, ash back and sides, birdseye maple  peghead overlay, ash neck, curly maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “running lizard” rosette, mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays, abalone peghead inlay.

#43, honeylocust, style #2, 2018

Sitka spruce top, honeylocust back, sides, and peghead overlay, maple neck, curly maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “circus tent” rosette, mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays, abalone peghead inlay.

#42, curly oak, style #2, 2018

Engelmann spruce top, curly oak back and sides, birdseye maple  peghead overlay, walnut neck and binding, ebony fingerboard, Indian rosewood bridge, “Navaho mesa” rosette, mother-of-pearl fretboard inlays, abalone peghead inlay.

#41, quartersawn oak, style #2, 2008

Sitka spruce top, quartersawn oak back and sides, curly oak  peghead overlay, maple neck, curly maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “Navaho mesa” rosette, tulipwood fretboard inlays, rosewood peghead inlay.

#40, mulberry, style #2, 2006

Sitka spruce top, mulberry back and sides, curly oak peghead overlay, maple neck, curly maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “C” rosette, dogwood fretboard inlays, rosewood peghead inlay.

#39, hackberry, style #5, 1999

Sitka spruce top, hackberry back and sides, curly walnut peghead overlay, maple neck, curly maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “Navaho blanket” rosette, tulipwood fretboard inlays, rosewood peghead inlay.

#37, curly maple, style #5, 1999

Sitka spruce top, curly maple back and sides, bubinga peghead overlay, maple neck, bubinga binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “Navaho blanket” rosette, tulipwood fretboard inlays, mother-of-pearl peghead inlay.

#36, ash, style #5, 1999

Sitka spruce top, ash back and sides, curly oak peghead overlay, maple neck, bubinga binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “Navaho blanket” rosette, dogwood fretboard inlays, mother-of-pearl peghead inlay.

#33, bubinga, style #2, 1997

Bearclaw Sitka spruce top, bubinga back and sides, kingwood peghead overlay, mahogany neck, curly maple binding, Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “running lizard” rosette, tulipwood fretboard inlays, mother-of-pearl peghead inlay.

#32, wilson oak, style #4, 1996

Red spruce top, quartersawn oak back and sides, curly oak  peghead overlay, mahogany neck, walnut binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “running lizard” rosette, tulipwood fretboard inlays, mother-of-pearl and rosewood peghead inlay.

#30,Indian rosewood, style #2, 1995

Bearclaw Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, kingwood peghead overlay, mahogany neck, bubinga binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “running lizard” rosette, tulipwood fretboard inlays, mother-of-pearl peghead inlay.

#27, myrtle, style #4, 1994

Cedar top, myrtle back and sides, birdseye maple peghead overlay, mahogany neck, maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “running man” rosette, satinwood fretboard inlays, rosewood, padauk and ebony peghead inlay.

#26, pau ferro, style #4, 1993

Redwood top, pau ferro back, sides, and peghead overlay, mahogany neck, maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “running man” rosette, satinwood fretboard inlays, rosewood peghead inlay.

#25, Indian rosewood, style #4, 1993

Redwood top, Indian rosewood back, sides, and peghead overlay, mahogany neck, maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “running man” rosette, satinwood fretboard inlays, mother-of-pearl peghead inlay.

#23, nato, style #4, 1992

Sitka spruce top, nato back and sides, Burma padauk peghead overlay, mahogany neck, maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “zigzag” rosette, satinwood fretboard inlays, mother-of-pearl, rosewood and maple peghead inlay.

#20, Indian rosewood, style #4, 1992

Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back, sides, and peghead overlay, mahogany neck, maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “chevron” rosette, satinwood fretboard inlays, abalone peghead inlay.

#19, Indian rosewood, style #4, 1992

Sitka spruce top, Indian rosewood back, sides, and peghead overlay, mahogany neck, maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “chevron” rosette, satinwood fretboard inlays, abalone peghead inlay.

#14, shedua, style #2, 1989

Sitka spruce top, shedua back and sides, crotch maple peghead overlay, mahogany neck, holly binding and peghead back overlay, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “circus tent” rosette, satinwood fretboard inlays, abalone peghead inlay.

#13, bubinga, 12-string, style #1, 1989

Redwood top, bubinga back and sides, spalted apple peghead overlay, mahogany neck, maple binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “circus tent” rosette, satinwood fretboard inlays, mother-of-pearl, rosewood and walnut peghead inlay.

#11, bubinga, style #2, 1989

Redwood top, bubinga back and sides, crotch maple peghead overlay, mahogany neck, holly binding, Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, “circus tent” rosette, satinwood fretboard inlays, rosewood and padauk peghead inlay.

#1, walnut, style #1, 1983

Sitka spruce top, walnut back and sides, curly apple peghead overlay, walnut neck, maple binding, ebony fingerboard and bridge, “diagonal” rosette, apple fretboard inlays.

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