Laguna Tools Features Marfione Guitars In Latest Video

Marfione Guitars’ workshop is equipped almost exclusively with Laguna power tools, including their IQ HHC CNC Machine, which is used extensively in our shop. This is the second of two videos produced by Laguna profiling Marfione Guitars and my workshop as well as giving viewers a peek at Continue reading »

Traveling Tonewood Salesman

Selecting tonewood in my shop with Atila De Freitas of L'Archet Brasil

Let’s face it…rummaging through wood piles and stacks of tops and backs is a real high. When we part with our hard-earned dollars buying wood, we at least like to have the opportunity of choosing it ourselves. Unfortunately for most of us, due to geographic constraints, we have to rely on a handful of suppliers to …

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Marfione Guitars Article From Rhino

Rhino is the 3D CAD software I use to design my Classical and Romantic guitars. My relationship with the Rhino team has resulted in an article just published about me and my work: “Balancing craft and technology: a classical guitar maker.”

Savarez Strings

Savarez classical guitar strings

I’m pleased to offer a wide selection of classical guitar strings from Savarez, a company known for leading the way with a number of ground-breaking construction and material technologies. Noted for their work in the development of composite strings with their Alliance KT material development, the company has always been a front-runner in the industry, …

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Invitation to Luthiers

Marfione Guitars invites fellow luthiers to try Rubner classical guitar tuners on their next build. The Rubner family has been in the business of making quality tuning machines for stringed instruments since 1864. They make an entire line of machines for the Classical Guitar that are a cut above what is being sold in the …

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Rubner Tuning Machines For Classical Guitar

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Marfione Guitars is proud to be carrying the full line of classical guitar tuning machines from Thomas Rubner GmbH.  Since 1864, five generations of Rubners have been designing and manufacturing high quality tuning machines; they really know what they are doing, and we are very excited to have the opportunity to market these machines here in …

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Lacote V-Neck Joint

Lacote V-Neck Joint: Part 1

I started working on necks for 5 Lacotes and would like to share my technique for rough cutting the V-joints used to attach the neck shaft and headstock. While I believe I may be able to leverage my CNC machine to create at least part of this joint, these particular …

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Marfione Profile Article From Laguna Tools

I’m so thrilled with the relationship I’ve established with the Laguna Tools folks over the past year. The tools are great, but equally as important the service and support has been excellent. Read their really nice article on my Laguna Tools equipped workshop.

Lacote End Blocks

Making end blocks is a fairly routine and somewhat mundane task. Sitka Spruce is fashioned into a semi-circular rough shape and then fine-fitted to the ribs using sandpaper. Making these blocks is definitely a candidate for my CNC machine in the future, but for the time being, here’s a brief slideshow of my …

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Lacote Back and Side Laminations

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I recently started work on two Lacote style guitars: Blanca and Negra.

Blanca is constructed of Curly Maple, Negra of Black Walnut. The domestic hardwoods for both instruments are laminated on Sitka Spruce.

My decision to laminate both backs and sides is predicated on the whole notion of building a light weight, responsive instrument. Many …

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