I am very excited to announce that Lars Whitman will be carrying on the torch for Carig Anderson Guitars! I have handed over evrything to Lars and he will be building his own guitars starting with the same models I have built.
Lars will be announcing his new business (including a new brand name) in the upcoming months. Stay tuned to this website for links to see and hear more as things develop.
Here are some shots of an archtop guitar. It has a flat back so it has the sound of the archtop treble and the sound of the flatop bass.
My current guitar. An A-1.
Above are a few shots of a guitar I built for the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show. The soundboard is made from a spruce beam that came from a building that was constructed in the 1860's (right around the civil war). Talk about character!! This guitar is LIGHT! --and it has a great sound when tapped. This is my current guitar. I love it!
This guitar is so light and responsive it is amazing. I really tried hard to voice this one for brilliant harmonics and a crystalline sound, and it worked! The bass is very large, strong and articulate while being both clear and nicely warm at the same time.
The rosette is local spalted maple and the fingerboard inlay is of a maple leaf to bring that fact into focus.--
Above is the top and back for the A-2 (my small body guitar) that I built for the 2011 Montreal Guitar Show. The top is made from a 160 year old beam. The back is cocobolo.
Below is the top for the A-2 I built for the Montreal Guitar Show- with a special rosette.
The shot above shows a beam from a covered bridge built around 1860. It'll make excellent tonewood!!
Check out this amplifier I just got from Terry at D-Labs Amplifiers. This guy makes and retores the coolest amps going. He is the nicest guy and really has great customer care. The amp he put together for me is an old Newcomb 5 watt. He rebuilt the whole thing, did multiple upgrades and shipped it ready for me to put into the 40's radio case I bought to house it in. The speaker cabinet is a speaker extension cabinet from an old Ampro film projector. I built a special stand for the whole set up out of barn board. The whole thing sounds unbelievably good. Give Terry a shout and find out how cool it is to have an amp built just for you!!!