The Finish Coat

The finishing step is the most time intensive part of the operation and considerable effort has been put into researching and perfecting this stage of the process.  We have experimented with just about every kind of finish available (several kinds of lacquer, french polishing, various types of varnish) and have settled on what we feel are the two best products for our instruments.  Depending on the wood selection, we use either a high quality lacquer or a proprietary hand rubbed finish which has all the visual qualities of french polish but is considerably more durable.  We put at least 20 hours into the finishing of each of our instruments and on many occasions twice this amount of time has been put in to get the finish to where we are satisfied.