Kraut Guitars in a New Direction

Recently I started making small changes in the way I work my wait list of custom builds. Ive allowed myself room to make design projects that express where my life in lutherie has taken me. I strive for unique movement in the industry away from traditional landscapes. In this instance, I wanted to tackle the sound hole, the canvas that we all inlay around as the major construct as to what guitars look like. I wanted to take the circle and break it up into many, smaller sound ports. Most of these ports are located on the side of the guitar which makes this very well suited for the player, however, there are still some on the top which allow for an audience to still perceive the normal tone of the guitar just with a unique visual twist to the imagination.