Everything fell into place
We’re inseparable, me and Duke. It is my first original design, and has laid the foundation to everything that has followed. Everything with the Duke Classic fell into place in such profound way, that you can see the ripples in every guitar I’ve designed since.
This tone changed my life
With this instrument I had a chance to hear for the first time in my life how spanish cedar and arctic birch sound together. That tone literally changed my life..! With this guitar I also experimented first time with the idea of a 2-step carved headstock shape – something I had never
seen anybody do back in those days. This design feature has followed me in every guitar and bass I’ve drawn since.
Balance and ergonomics
Another design aspect I focused on was the ergonomics – how does the guitar balance when it’s laying on my lap? What about when I hang it on my shoulder? It was a great time, filled with realisations and ideas – my personal journey and battle to perfect the set-neck, carved top electric guitar.
Now, decades later, it’s fulfilling to notice that nothing about the Duke has changed, and it’s
Customize your guitar
I don’t offer all kinds of exotic wood combinations for my guitars. There would simply be too many variables – and I don’t want to use you, my clients, as guinea pigs. Nevertheless, we’re a fully equipped custom shop with tons of options, ready to fulfil your guitar fantasies – learn more about our options from the specifications section of this website. Don’t forget to dig in to the Guitar Creator app to explore a whole new way of laying the specs of a custom guitar!
For your inspiration – here are some Duke Classic guitars we’ve made. When you plan ordering your own custom guitar from me, feel free to ask me about any type of custom options!