Welcome to my site and thank-you for visiting. I am handcrafting musical instruments, working primarily in the carved archtop design. This encompasses instruments in the mandolin family, ukulele family, guitar family, and a few other ethnic designs. I am also fond of jazz designs and build instruments in the style of jazz as well.
The archtop instrument(s) are an exploration in acoustics, resonance, wood types and tones derrived from those instrument designs.The violin is the original carved archtop instrument and the violin family has been the forerunner of other carved archtop instruments. The violin example is where the inspiration comes from in translating those principles into other types of strung instruments. The sound, the appearance and the playability of these instruments is something that becomes an instant heirloom as they are completed. Each piece is one of a kind due to the wood, color, and finish.
.I am making instruments either strictly acoustic or acoustic/ electrified as the customer and design require..
I utilize quality tonewoods, modern handcrafting techniques and time tested materials to make an instrument that is a unique and sweet as it is beautiful.
There is the possibility for having a one of a kind instrument created, that bears the soul of the maker and of the owner forever.The best way to possess a truly personal instrument is to work with the maker closely to bring all the best features together.
I am pleased to install sound products from K&K sound. I will work with other manufacturers products if requested, but recommend the great folks at K&K.I have been very pleased with their quality products and professional performance.
It is my desire to offer an attractive and very playable instrument at a price that gives very good value for a very good instrument. Your suggestions, comments, and ideas are always welcome.
-Keith Edward Coleman
I have been fortunate to work with, and for, the following musicians:
Chrystal Anderson- "Breaking Blue"
Dan Otero- "44-Forty"
Jorge Lucero-"Cielo Los Rumberos"
Sing unto the LORD with the harp; and the voice of a psalm Ps.98:5