Martin Maudal's Profile
I build every M cubed guitar by hand, one at a time. My philosophy is a fine balance between the Japanese ethic of wabi sabi (perfection in imperfection) and the precise engineering required of a guitar to play and sound as beautifully as it looks. At least 90% of the woods used in each guitar are local woods that I have collected from working on a local tree crew for the last 6 years, such as maple, walnut, ash, alder, cherry, sycamore, apricot, plum and many others which are great instrument woods and are native (or transplanted varieties) to the Claremont Ca area. Some of the craziest, hardest, most physical work I've ever done in my life... but worth every minute of it! Any woods that I use which are not local, i.e. fingerboard material, will be “sustainable” woods such as bloodwood (my favorite), or macassar ebony.
The aesthetics are definitely more Shaker than…
- Joined March 27, 2012