Exceptional craftsmanship and wood.

Simply Superb! 

Whittemore Classical Guitars are what results when 40 years of guitar building experience combine with exceptional 40-year old tonewoods.  These concert-level nylon string guitars have a wonderful range of volume and dynamic response with a broad palette of tonal colors, and unsurpassed craftsmanship.  

My classicals are “traditional” solid wood instruments, with a strong sense of reverence for the Spanish, French, and German masters.  My primary inspirations include the revered Parisian builders Daniel Friederich and Dominic Field, in addition to the more traditional romantic sound of the Spanish luthiers.  The Whittemore “Madris” classical is my synthesis of this deep well of historical lutherie.  A lush sounding guitar with infinite colors at hand.  I also build a faithful replica of Maestro Daniel Friederich’s work — the Whittemore “DFr” – and thank Jeff Cogan for allowing me to examine his beautiful Friederich in great detail.  Both models are available with a choice of Indian, Brazilian, or Maple back and sides, and European Spruce tops — all woods aged more than 40 years from my stash of wood originally imported from Maderas in Spain in the 1980s.  See the individual model pages for details and photos.  

 Whittemore Madris

Syntheis of modern and traditional features  

Specifications and Photos


Whittemore DFr

Replica of Daniel Friederich’s wonderful serial #802 guitar

Specifications and Photos