"Workmanship is equally important for long term integrity and to eliminate unplanned-for stresses within the guitar. If you just ensure structural integrity but neglect to ensure that all joints are an easy natural fit, then the guitar will sound tight and not responsive enough. We use Japanese hand tools with razor sharp cutting edges, employing a depth of concentration which permits very fast work to an extremely high standard at the same time.
"Today’s guitar makers benefit from several hundred years of stringed instrument building tradition and I value that very much. But I also hope to add my ideas to this tradition in some way, to perhaps benefit guitar makers in the future. I endeavour to make my guitars very responsive and do not compromise on workmanship or attention to detail in the design. The guitars have to be easy to play, and most of all, they have to inspire the musicians to create new music!"