In my earlier years of building I was using a bracing configuration of that designed by Greg Byers of which produced very good results as time moved on I have shifted my focus on to Daniel Friederich bracing patterns as I found the tonality was more to my liking and produced the sounds of which I was looking for. The sounds of which provide a full silky tone of which is based upon crystal clear fundamentals and a balanced layer of overtones . Guitars that exude a singing treble of which have excellent sustain and a depth of bass notes that give the guitar a sound and volume that has the power to command any audience in any concert setting . A sound that could be described as a cathedral presence .Along with this sound I like to build the guitars in the style of well known masters of a previous generation that had set the standard in excellence in craftsmanship. I do not compromise sound over craftsmanship or vice versus .