Aztec Mandolin

The Aztec Mandolin has back, sides and neck of Curly Maple with a little sunburst around the edges. The neck has internal graphite reinforcements and is joined to the body with a dovetail joint. The face and internal bracings are Adirondack (Red) Spruce. The binding is Brazilian Rosewood, as are the bridge and head plate. The internal linings are unkerffed Cypress. The fingerboard is ebony. The scale is 13 7/8" and the width at the nut is 1 3/16". The inlays are of Abalone and Mother of Pearl. The instrument is fininished with oil varnish.

Maple Leaf Guitar

The back and sides are Curly Mahogany. The head plate bridge and trim work are of Brazilian Rosewood. The face and internal bracing are of Adirondack (Red) Spruce. The neck is of Mahogany and has an internal adjustable truss rod. The neck is joined to the body with a dovetail joint. The fingerboard is Ebony with a 1 ¾ inch nut and a 645 mm (25.4 inch) scale. The "D" shape body has a 15 ¾ inch wide lower bout. The nut and saddle are of Ivory. The bridge and strap pins are of Buffalo Horn with Paua Abalone dots. The sound hole rosette is of Koa. The maple leaf inlays are of Paua Abalone.

Swallow Mandolin

This mandolin has back, sides and pedhead overlays of Koa. The face and internal bracing are of Adirondack Spruce. The neck is Mahogany with Graphite reinforcement. The internal linings are Florida Cypress and the binding is Curly Maple. The inlays are of Red Abalone, Green Abalone and Mother of Pearl. The bridge is Brazilian Rosewood and the fingerboard is Ebony. The mandolin is equipped with a gold Hamlett tailpiece and gold Schaller tuners with Mother of Pearl Buttons. The custom case is from Cedar Creek.

Rosewood Classical Guitar

The back and sides of this guitar are made of Rosewood, as is the trim. The neck is graphite reinforced and the neck and internal lining are made of Spanish Cedar. The face and all of the internal bracing is made of Red Spruce. The bridge and headplate are of Brazilian Rosewood. The fingerboard is of Ebony and the nut, bridge tie plate and saddle are made of Fossil Ivory. The sound hole rosette is individually hand made. The tuners are Deluxe Gotoh with Ivroid buttons. This guitar comes with a hard shell case.

Green Butterfly Guitar

The back and sides of this guitar are Koa, the neck is Mahogany, is fitted to the body with a dovetail joint and has an adjustable truss rod. The fingerboard is Ebony, the peg head overlay and bridge are Brazilian Rosewood. The face, bracing and internal blocks are of Adirondack Spruce. The unkerfed lining is Cypress. The nut and saddle are Ivory, the bridge and strap pins are Horn with Abalone dots. The inlays are of Paua Abalone. This guitar is finished with oil varnish, has a clear acetate pick guard and Schaller tuners.

Tree Frog Guitar

The back and sides are of Block-Mottled Mahogany. The neck is Mahogany with an adjustable truss rod and is fitted to the body with a dovetail joint. The unkerfed internal linings are Cypress. The bridge, head plate and bindings are of Brazilian Rosewood. The lower bout is 13 3/4 inches wide and the guitar has a 5 inch depth at the end pin which contributes to it's surprisingly big, rich sound. The arm rest bevel which allows this deep bodied instrument to be played in comfort, is Brazilian Rosewood. The fingerboard is Ebony and it is bound with Brazilian Rosewood.

"The Tree" Quilted Mahogany #118

This testimonial was written by Bob Kidd about #118

Ken Miller has to be one of the pre-eminent custom, small-shop guitar builders of the new millennium. In my opinion, his work can be added to the pantheon of master luthiers widely known among flatpickers: Henderson, Walker, Hoover, Huss, Proulx. There are many good builders, but few can turn such humble materials into the magnificent tonal and aesthetic creations that are Ken’s instruments. Last summer I commissioned my second guitar with Ken and Virginia, based on two words I saw on their web site – “The Tree.”

Little Star

"LITTLE STAR": a small jewel of a Parlour guitar with a 22 1/8" scale and a 12" wide lower bout. The back, sides and head plate of this guitar are made of Ziricote. The neck is Spanish Cedar with an adjustable truss rod, and is fitted to the body with a dove tail joint. The unkerfed linings are Cypress and the bindings are Koa. The fingerboard is Ebony and the bridge is Brazilian Rosewood. The rosette and fingerboard inlay is Green Snail. The face, bracing and internal blocks are Adirondack Spruce.

Sea Turtle Guitar

The back and sides of this guitar are made of Florida Walnut and the binding is Florida Eucalyptus - both are compliments of Hurricane Kate. The neck is Florida Mahogany from Key Largo, compliments of Hurricane Andrew. The Black Acacia on the back of the peg head and the unkerfed Cypress linings are also Florida woods. The face and internal bracing are of Adirondack (Red) Spruce. The neck is fitted to the body with a dovetail joint and has an adjustable truss rod. The fingerboard is Ebony and bound with Eucalyptus binding. The frets are stainless steel.

Flamenco Guitar

This traditionally styled Flamenco guitar has back and sides of Spanish Cypress. The neck is made of Spanish Cedar and is fitted to the body of the guitar with the traditional Spanish Foot joint. The face and bracing are of Red Spruce and the unkerfed internal linings are of Cypress. The fingerboard is Ebony and has a 650 mm scale. The nut width is 52 mm. The bridge, traditional wooden tuning pegs, and all trim work is of Brazilian Rosewood. The lower bout is 14 1/2 inches wide. The sound hole rosette is a custom design, individually made by Ken Miller.

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