Michael Thompson writes:
"After 40 years of building you probably already know this, but just in case I must say your profession is one of the rare honorable ones left in our world. You take God given skills and talent to create art from the beautiful resources our planet has provided to inspire and delight your fellow man. And then those who receive your gift go on to complete the cycle and create beautiful music which hopefully delights others as well. It is meaningful and I appreciate it very much."
Many thanks Michael for such beautiful words.
A glimp of my thoughts.
I see myself as a guitar maker giving the guitar player a "voice".
Whatever the musician is able to shape in terms of sound – dynamics, timbres, load-bearing capacity and power –its acoustic sources are found in the resonances of the instrument. They are the work of the guitar maker. The actual work of Art is not the apparent shape but the sound sculpture we hear. It arises in the encounter between the musician and the resonances with which he "plays" musically.
My artistic passion is driven by turning the tonal wood into resonances.
The research of wood and its refinement, the varnish and material compositions, the model development and elaboration, the further development of radiance and dynamics – all serve this one goal: to create quality resonances. Only in this way will the instrument become a strong partner. The resonance profile is the acoustic subtlety and variety, power and radiance of the instrument. It gives the sound its softness and warmth, the openness of the singing vocal formats, the radiant body resonances, the brilliance and load-bearing capacity, the core of the sound and the necessary beam, the high plate resonances in their manifold vibratory and nodal lines. The deeper I penetrated the acoustic exploration of the guitar, the greater the respect I have for its mystery.
Elegant, craftsmanship and
quality of tone.
Perfect simplicity is the highest
abstraction of universal beauty.
There is a small need to perform on a nylon string guitar with superior acoustics , not classical.