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Thank you very much for visiting my website. I hope that I can provide you with enough information about my work that you will pursue either purchasing one of my in stock guitars or having me build one for you to your specifications. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or to ask further questions. There is no consultation fee of any kind.

Instrument building is the most exacting, demanding and rewarding endeavour that I have pursued and continues to be a challenge like no other I have undertaken. It is my goal to produce 8 to 12 fine instruments each year. Currently, I make several types of stringed instruments. These are:

ACOUSTIC GUITARS:

I make two body styles. One is based on a Martin Dreadnaught, my SGD series. The second is based on a Martin Orchestra Model (OM), my KOM series.
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RESOPHONIC GUITARS:

The Square necked Resophonic (dobro-style) guitar can be one of the most expressive instruments there is and is my favorite instrument to build.
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APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN DULCIMERS:

I make two body styles of Dulcimer. One is a Teardrop shape while the other is an Hourglass shape.
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STRUM STICKS
(THE TWANGINATOR):


This is a three string guitar that is easy and fun to play. All major and minor chords can be played with ease.
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ACOUSTIC LAP STEELS
(WEISSENBORN STYLE):


This instrument, though it is played very much like a squareneck dobro, is a completely different animal.
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There are three mainstays to my business: superior sound, excellent craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. I take great pains to develop the sound characteristics of each instrument while using all my skills to produce a very high quality product. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. CMI Guitars are fully warranted for materials and workmanship.

Materials are selected from the best available. I prefer to use Sitka Spruce for acoustic guitar tops but have also used Engleman Spruce and Western Red Cedar. Woods for guitar bodies are usually Mahogany, Walnut, Maple or Birch. I also have East Indian Rosewood, Sapelle and Bloodwood. I can access just about any wood available around the world if you want something more exotic. No veneers are used in the bodies, only solid woods. Ebony is usually my selection for fret boards and bridges but other woods can be substituted on request. Bone is the material of choice for saddles, nuts and most bridge pins. A truly double acting truss rod is installed in the neck of each acoustic guitar.

Instruments may be made to order based on your selection of woods, inlay materials and other accessories including electronic pickups. The price will vary accordingly. I am always happy to discuss your ideas and requirements for a personalized instrument.

Thanks for your interest.
Rich Kenny

Rich Kenny • Box 268 • Horsefly • British Columbia • Canada • VOL 1LO • (250) 620-0033
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