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Hybrid Bracing System for Steel Strings

  Here's a look at the Hybrid bracing system I use in my steel string guitars.  It can be modified to work with any body size and string tension. Called a “Crossover” it features X-bracing commonly used in steel string guitars for its structural...

Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration

  The Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration was an awesome time! It was a very long drive and a quick trip but we met some wonderful like-minded guitar enthusiasts from near and far who like us have the bug for fine craftsmanship and a love of...

The Lovely Lily

Hello Guitar Lovers!!!   This is "Lily", a brand new 7-string with Brazilian rosewood and Italian spruce. This baby ships off to NEW YORK CITY next week. I picked the right sound woods for this one...

Camille turns heads and steals hearts.

With hand-picked East Indian rosewood back and sides and a beautiful straight grained German spruce top Camille has an alluring seductive voice that is all her own. Here is yet another amazing handcrafted offering from Luthier James White.   Don't let Camille be "The one that got away." See...

Isabelle is off to Canada!

Such a Beauty.   With her stunning red cedar top and an incredible burled rosette Isabelle is a rare girl indeed.  Her Indian Rosewood back and sides give her the full, even, sweet and clear voice of an angel. She also features Jim's trademark custom diamond inlay work on...

“Rosebudd” + Tracy = The Cure

"This is my take on a Lovesong which I grew-up listening to. I chose to play it on my extraordinary James White classical guitar."   Tracey Pitman from Ottawa, Quebec performs a heartfelt cover of "Lovesong" by the Cure on her custom built James White classical guitar...

“Anya” – They just keep getting better

  I named this instrument “Anya” after a very nice and attractive young lady I met at a Tinsley Ellis show at the Knotty Pine in Victor, Idaho last spring. I told her I was going to name a guitar after her and I did. So...

Believe in What You Do

I believe that when you do what you love in life, your life is better for it. It is not always easy being a luthier, sometimes it gets a little lean and there isn’t always that fat paycheck waiting for you each month, but the...