• Guitars

    William Nesse guitars are carefully hand-made for musicians wanting a beautiful, full sonority, a strong voice, excellent balance between treble and bass, and excellent intonation. I make only one grade of instrument using the best materials that I can obtain and take the time to ensure that the owner will have an instrument to be …

  • Details

    The traditional rosettes on my guitars are hand crafted. I find that creating them is artistically challenging and one of the most enjoyable parts of building the guitars. Only the palette of colors naturally provided by the diversity of wood species is used in these rosettes.

  • Design

    The design is derived from guitars by Jose Romanillos, with whom I studied in Spain. While the design draws extensively from the rich tradition of lutherie in Spain, France, Germany, the United States, and elsewhere, it is informed by a modern understanding of guitar acoustics. Of particular importance is the vibrational coupling of the different …

  • Construction

    The construction process differs little from that used by luthiers for hundreds of years. However, it is informed by computerized acoustical testing to achieve the desired resonance properties for the instrument. Each guitar is constructed with the soundboard face-down on a solera that is shaped to establish the arch of the top. This means that …