rosewood music

stringed instrument

design – repair – restoration


"He had cared to get it right, and it showed."


My name is Michael. I am a luthier working in the field of stringed-instrument design, repair and restoration since 2003.

I specialize in skillful work, creative problem-solving, and attention to detail.

With over 5,000 instruments carefully repaired, I have ample experience to draw upon when beginning a new project.


Currently Closed

Thank you for your interest in my work.

I am on hiatus while I focus on my extensive backlog, 

I will update this website when I resume.

If you are waiting on a repair currently in my shop, please be patient. I will reach out with relevant updates as appropriate.

I do not have a waiting list.

I appreciate your consideration.

Thank You. 


“Best work I’ve ever had done on my favorite instrument.”

“It’s unbelievable how different it is now compared to when we first got it. Really like what you did – thank you!”

“You’re the only one I’ve trusted for the last 18 years.”

“Plays and sounds wonderful, lots of volume with those strings. Very happy with your work, nice job. Thanks very much!”

Thanks so much for being here Michael. My guitars love you too.”

“I’m so happy with what you did with the mandocello. You turned that very problematic build into an instrument I’ve enjoyed on a daily basis for over a year.”

The guitar is perfect. Thanks for your great work.

Michael spends his days making the musicians of the Twin Ports sound great.”