I have been making guitars for over 40 years. In my early days, I made just about every type of guitar imaginable. For the last 30 years, I have focused solely on classical and flamenco guitars.
Deerhead guitars are desired and appreciated because of their sound quality, excellent playability, accuracy and beauty. The combination of superior woods and superb craftsmanship makes each guitar highly valuable. Each instrument is made to order, with careful consideration for the guitarist’s needs and preferences. Although often compared to instruments costing much more, Deerhead guitars are competitively priced in the marketplace.
Different luthiers specialize in certain aspects of guitar making. This guitar maker particularly enjoys locating his woods in their natural, pre-milled log form, then transforming them to guitar dimensions. Harvesting large logs and refining them to instrument wood is work usually not undertaken by most guitar makers. This labor of love requires a fully equipped woodworking shop with very specialized tools.
From tree to guitar… Over the years I have collected, treated, and stored a substantial quantity of rare, expensive and highly desirable woods. Among these are old growth Brazilian rosewood acquired decades ago- choice wood for classical guitars- and Engelmann spruce from the forests of northern Colorado.
Of particular interest is the Engelmann, which came from the largest tree felled by its timber yard in 50 years. Each log was hand-split, dried and stored, later cut into hundreds of sets, featuring the rare and exquisite bear claw pattern, for which Engelmann spruce is renowned.
Cuban cedar, often used for cigar boxes, was acquired in large quantities from Cuban cigar makers in Key West, Florida to be crafted into necks and bracing on future classical and flamenco guitars.
Spanish cypress, reserved for flamenco guitars, was acquired when visiting Granada, Spain, some of the last cypress cut at the Alhambra.
These are just a few of the woods gathered over the years and available at the Deerhead workshop. Some billets have been carefully stored and air-dried for nearly 40 years. Others are fairly recent acquisitions like the old growth redwood discovered in northern California. A trip to South Africa will hopefully yield high quality ebony, which will be used for fingerboards.
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Larry Breslin is a great guy, nice as all get out, and he builds a superior guitar with tasteful elegance and incredible musicality. His workmanship is stellar as are his choices. Every guitar I’ve had from him is a great example of what a classical guitar should be capable of in the hands of a musician.
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385 Central Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716
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Savage Classical Guitar
385 Central Ave.
Bohemia, NY 11716
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