Just spent the past weekend at the Woodstock Invitational Guitar Show. I’d like to thank everybody that stopped my table and expressed their interest. It’s always a good time to meet new people and old friends alike.
I especially would like to thank Baker Rorick, the proprietor of the show,for once again doing a marvelous job. It just keeps getting better and better every year. Thanks Baker.
I’m pleased to announce that RS Muth Guitars are now available at the Guitar Gallery. Robin Weber has the finest reputation and has a very well organized, user friendly website for exploring the guitars she carries. Please click on the logo below to see my current listing on her site.
New quality videos have been uploaded to Youtube featuring Paul Asbell playing five songs on two of my guitars at the Woodstock Invitational Guitar Show. They can be easily viewed here, Listen!
I’m currently working on building a new guitar model inspired by the 1930′s Gibson Advanced Jumbo. This guitar will be well suited for flatpicking and agressive fingerstyle playing. Pictures to follow. I will be showing this guitar at the Montreal Guitar Show.
I am sad to announce that one of my dealers, Klem Mazuro, has decided to retire. Thus the doors at Cathedral Music are now closed for good. It was a pleasure working with Klem and Cathedral Music had special significance for me since it was located in Troy, NY, the town of my Alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Klem and his wonderful shop will be greatly missed.
Frantically getting ready for the Woodstock Invitational guitar show. I plan to bring three guitars to the show.
One will be a Model S15 Ascent Series Venetian cutaway with Honduran back and sides and a Lutz spruce top appointed with burl wood purfling.
The second is a traditional S15 with East Indian rosewood and a Sitka spruce top appointed with fine multiline purfling.
The third is a traditional S14 with Ziricote back and sides and redwood top appointed with black mother of pearl and cocobolo.
Hopefully pictures of these guitars will be posted when they are completed!
Recently I was interviewed for an article in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. The interview will be published in the upcoming September issue. Look for it! I haven’t seen the final draft or the photos that will be used, so I’m anxious to see it myself.
Interesting fact – The writer who interviewed me was Jason Borisoff, son of Dave Borisoff, the founder and owner of Hipshot guitar products. It was a great interview and Jason is an accomplished player.
Just got back from the ASIA (Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans) symposium in East Stroudsburg, PA. I had a great time reconnecting with old friends and making new friends. I also enjoyed some informative presentations ranging from guitar photography to international trade agreements.
I got a chance to visit the Martin factory to see how guitars are mass produced in an industrial setting. Martin makes 95,000 guitars a year in Nazareth and Mexico. Very interesting.
Finally I got to meet and hang out with the famous Ned Steinberger who created the concept behind the bridge I use for my Ascent Series guitars. Ned was kind enough to include my work in his keynote speech and to display one of my Ascent guitars at the exhibition.
All in all, a great week.
I recently completed a prototype incorporating some concepts I have been working on for quite awhile. I believe this new design concept has a lot to offer to a variety of players.
Details of this exciting new concept can be found here.
This guitar as well as the second prototype will be on display at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase on October 23 & 24.
I’ve recently updated my website to reflect changes in my offerings. The “Americana” and “Performer” Series guitars are no longer called out separately.
All of the features comprising the “Performer” Series are available as options on all of my guitars with the exception of the externally adjustable neck set. I’m no longer offering this option, but I’m still offering an adjustable neck with internal adjustment.
I still highly encourage the use of local woods in the construction of my guitars. There are many high quality woods available including Adirondack spruce, black walnut, maple and butternut for necks. Any of my models can incorporate these environmentally friendly woods.
I am now offering a shallow cut Florentine cutaway as well as my standard Venetian cutaway. The price for both of these options is now $500.
Finally, I am now providing all of my guitars with Ameritage “Silver Series” cases equipped with an Oasis Plus Case Humidifier. The “Silver Series” has the exact same construction as the “Gold Series”, but excludes the build-in humidifier and hygrometer. I feel digital hygrometers can be misleading and I personally like the function of the Oasis Plus Humidifier much better than the built-in humidifier. I also like the color scheme of the “Silver Series” much better, dark gray and black.