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New Studio on SE 23rd Ave

New guitar studio address: 4509 SE 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97202 Hello SE 23rd Avenue shop. Even though I just arrived, I already like your welcome. Plenty of parking. Light, airy work space. Soothing rumble of trains in the railroad yard … Continue reading

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Aged Tonewood Stash

UPDATE 7/10/2015: WE DID IT! Thank you for your orders, and to everyone who reached out with good wishes, enthusiasm and support! original post: I have a rare opportunity to acquire a retiring luthier’s stash of gorgeous, pre-ban Brazilian Rosewood, hand-picked, … Continue reading

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AGED SPRUCE GUITAR

What does age do to spruce? To wood in general? Or to the sound of the guitars, and other musical instruments for that matter? How long to age, five years? Thirty? Someone with a bit more knowledge of the wood … Continue reading

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Hybridizing Domingo Esteso’s Guitar Rosettes

Cooking two guitars rosettes…until flavors blend. That was basically what I was asked to do. To borrow the elements from two rosettes made by the legendary Spanish luthier Domingo Esteso, and create a hybrid of those originals. Border details from … Continue reading

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New video from my new studio

During the past spring and summer, I moved around a bit, and have now settled into an old 100-year-old brick building near downtown Portland. Here is a new 2-min. video from the new shop. It’s no easy task to attempt … Continue reading

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European Maple & Carpathian Spruce Classical Guitar

Lately, it seems, maple-bodied classical guitars have been gaining recognition among guitarists, and for good reasons! Maple as a tonewood has been around for a very long time. Maple has been the traditional choice for the violin family instruments (with … Continue reading

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Classical Guitar: East Indian Rosewood & Wester Red Cedar

#78 $6,500 This guitar is warm and resonant, with excellent projection and balanced tone. Tonewoods: East Indian rosewood back & sides, western red cedar soundboard, Spanish cedar neck, ebony fingerboard. Scale length: 650mm with 52mm spacing at the nut Tuners: … Continue reading

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4/19/2014: Photo Gallery completely updated

Check out a bunch of new photos that I just added to the gallery: http://www.tsiorba.com/galleries/guitar-photo-gallery/

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New Guitar From Very Old Wood: European Spruce & Rosewood Classical

Some things in life get better with age. Musical instrument-making tonewoods fall into that category. As fortune would have it, my client stumbled upon this “muy viejo” tonewood through Craigslist. I have the fortune of transforming this gorgeous old wood … Continue reading

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Flamenco Guitar: Blanca

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