About Tip House

Sound Focus

I have worked with wood for over half a century, first as a  kid, and later as a remodeler, furniture maker, wood turner, and guitar builder. I have played guitar almost as long, in variety of genres from  Classical  to Bluegrass, and Country Rock to Jazz .

I have great respect the traditions of the great guitar makers, both past and present, but I never hesitate to try new materials and techniques when I think they will lead to improvements. My goal as a guitar builder is to build instruments that I love to hear, play, feel, look at, and even smell.