I make guitars in a very traditional way, most of the classical guitars are built following the designs of Torres, with 5 or 7 fan struts and lightly built structures to create a responsive instrument while retaining its strength. The results is a guitar that is easy to play with a warm character and a well balanced tone.
I mainly build classical guitars with spruce or cedar tops, equally beautiful but with their own unique characteristics. Special care is taken to select timbers, which are kept for a number of years till they are seasoned to their maximum potential.
The flamenco guitars are built in a similar way to the classical guitar, but with subtle differences in the making process they become instruments of a very different nature. The flamenco guitars that I have been making are renowned for their responsiveness and rich tone. Spruce and cypress is normally used for the construction of the flamenco guitar, however cedar and rosewood are also very suitable timbers which have produced brilliant flamencos. The flamenco guitars are fitted with tuning machines or you may prefer traditional wooden tuning pegs which I make with special attention being paid to ensure that they fit onto the head in just the right way.
For the past 8 years I have been running guitar making courses enabling students to build their own guitars to their specifications. Currently I am running courses in England and in Spain for people that would like to make their own guitars. The students I have taught have completed their guitars to a very high standard beyond their own expectations in a relaxed and productive environment.
Paul Gregory Playing Prelude in E major by Tarrega on one of my instruments
made of German spruce and indian rosewood