Kokopelli Mandolin and Guitar

This double point mandolin and "D" sized guitar with maple backs and sides was created for a customer who wanted matching instruments that are works of art with a Southwest theme. The faces are Red Spruce. A lizard inlay graces the pegheads and Kokopelli plays music on the fingerboards.

Custom Acousteel

This custom Acousteel was built for a friend who wanted a "colorful" tropical inlay on the fingerboard. The back and sides are made from psychedelic curly Koa from Hawaii. The face is made of Adirondack Spruce. The fingerboard is of Ebony. The bridge and the peghead overlay are of Brazilian Rosewood. The tropical theme inlays are made from Paula Abalone, Red Abalone, Gold Pearl, Back Pearl, White Pearl, Koa and Turquoise.

The Zen Guitar

The back, sides, bridge and peghead overlay of Virginia's slope shouldered D are of Birdseye Brazillian Rosewood. The binding is curly Hawaiian Koa. The face and internal bracings are of Adirondack Spruce. The neck is Mahogany and the fingerboard is Ebony. The nut, saddle and pins are Ivory with Abalone dots. The sound hole rosette is Green Snail. The pick guard is Italian Celluloid. The nut is 1 11/16", the string spacing at the bridge is 2 3/16" and the string length is 635mm (25"). This guitar has a sound port, an armrest bevel and gold Waverly tuners with Ebony buttons.

Florida Guitar # 4

The back, sides, bridge and peghead overlay of this guitar are of Florida Rosewood, an invasive species, which in this instance was harvested by Hurricane Charley. The binding is curly Maple. The face is of Deadhead Cypress from the swamps near Blountstown, Florida. The neck is Cuban Mahogany from South Florida and the fingerboard is Ebony. The nut, saddle and pins are Bone with Abalone dots. The sound hole rosette and inlays are of Paula Abalone, Green Abalone and Koa, the pick guard is Clear Acetate.

Osprey #68

Black Brazilian Rosewood back and sides; Adirondack Spruce top and braces; Mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod and graphite reinforcement; Black Brazilian Rosewood bridge and peghead overlay; Green snail rosette; Fossil Ivory nut, saddle, end pin and bridge pins (the pins and fretboard have pearl dots with gold rings); the Osprey inlay is made of green snail and black pearl; the feather inlay if of white and black mother of pearl; Italian celluloid pickguard; gold mini Schaller tuning machines with MOP buttons; "Pick-Up-the-World" #54 pickup; strap button installed on the underside of t

Doug Cox - Black Girl

Doug Cox playing “Black Girl” on Les Savages’ Ken Miller Acousteel

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Mary Cox playing “Eleanor” on her Ken Miller Guitar

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Steve Kaufman playing “Alabama Jubilee” on his Ken Miller Guitar


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