Acoustic Guitars

All my acoustic guitars stem from the original ASAP models in four different body sizes to suit different playing situations.

With ideas from customers there have been several variations on the basic four model theme, including differing scale lengths and a baritone, each of which fills a niche.
In recent years I have tried to use native Irish woods for backs and sides whenever possible and have been delighted with the way these timbers stand up against the traditional wood choices.

TVR Baritone Acoustic Guitar

The concept of the baritone guitar has been around for a while and has recently had a bit of a revival both with acoustic and electric guitars. What is a baritone? It is quite similar to a normal acoustic guitar but usually tuned a fifth or more below concert pitch…

Longscale steel strings

Longscale Steelstrings for Dropped TuningsIf you play a lot with dropped open tunings on an acoustic guitar which was built for playing in standard (concert) tuning you can have the problem of the tension on the dropped strings being so low that they flap about with the resulting loss of…

ASAP JM Ragtime

The ASAP JM.My very good friend and guitar expert Juan Millan from Madrid asked me to make a modern, small bodied, old style, Ragtime guitar. Almost all the ideas are his. So it is right to name this model the ASAP JM after him. And this is the result.Based on…

ASAP range

4 body types, in ascending order of size, ASAP Parlour, ASAP, ASAPJ, ASAP Jumbo with choice of cedar or sitka spruce tops and mahogany or walnut backs and sides with wood bindings in standard form. Many other wood options.The little ASAP Parlour has a balanced and special sound and handles…