The Auriole represents a long process of design and experimentation. The objective was to build a guitar whose sound was different, unique, and useful to a broad range of players. The Auriole is intended to be a valid alternative for the player whose needs are not met by classic designs.
Lessons learned from building, repairing, and researching vintage flattop and archtop instruments (from guitars to upright basses), have led me to a design which is a synthesis of both schools.
Low notes speak with authority and power, and the low E string is as clear and defined as the others. Unlike traditional D-style instruments, the bass is never boomy or overpowering - it remains well-defined and integrated with the guitar's voice.
Combining the fast, crisp, and articulate response of a fine archtop with the power and bass of the best flattops, the Auriole offers a hybrid voice that works beautifully for nearly any style of music.