Our starting point is wood - the right wood. We've experimented with many different timbers over the years to find just the right materials for our work. We use sustainably sourced hardwood from specialist suppliers, and work sympathetically with the wood's natural features to produce instruments that look and sound wonderful.
Techniques drawn from boatbuilding have given us a unique approach to instrument-making resulting in durable, stable and responsive items with the kind of attention to detail that keeps boats water-tight.
Besides tried-and-tested practical skills there's also a whole load of maths in our instruments. We've designed them to work with our specified strings to achieve the optimum balance of stability, practicality and playing comfort.
You might have guessed that we're very involved with every aspect of our instruments. If you want to get really specific or want to know more about our views on them, making, wood, strings and more then get in touch.