L-00 Brazilian Rosewood


Here’s proof big things can come in small packages. You should hear this beauty…deep, rich sound that belies it’s size! This is my interpretation of a 1937 Gibson L-00. I used the plans to build this re-make but made improvements to make this version even better. Brazilian rosewood back and sides (CITES certified wood imported directly from Brazil). Adirondack spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony bridge and fingerboard bound with flame maple. Herringbone perfling and rosette. Ebony and chrome Gotoh tuning machines. Bound with flame maple. Finish is nitrocellulose lacquer.

L-00 Full Length

L-00 BackL-00 Top



This beauty was built specifically for the fingerpicker with an extra wide fingerboard. High-end Fisher Premium Blend piezo style pickup and onboard EQ make this a sweet guitar! Great, full, rich sound. East Indian Rosewood back and sides, Sitka spruce top, ebony fingerboard and head plate. Mahogany neck, gold fret wire and tuning machines. Mother of Pearl inlay.

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Sunburst Dreadnought


This maple dreadnought has a black body and sides with a stunning sunburst top. Mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and headpiece. Logo inlay is bloodwood as is the bridge and end wedge. Herringbone periling on the back, top, as well as the soundhole rosette. Best of all, a sweet sound! Drop me a note if you’d like to play it.Sunburst 01

The Grijalvas and their new CC Guitars

Paul Dread 505
MapleDread 505
Ruben James 000 505
Rosewood 000 505
My nephews Ruben James and Paul Grijalva are accomplished musicians and are shown here playing their new guitars for the first time. Paul (top) is playing his new figured maple dreadnought with Adirondack Spruce top. Brother Ruben James has a Southeast Asian rosewood 000 with Alaskan Cedar top.

CC Guitars gets a much needed makeover.

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Thanks to the efforts of my sons, Don & Ryan, and the magic of Jordan Butcher, I now have a fully made-over website! Plans are now to update on a semi-regular basis and keep all who are interested up-to-date with new photos and descriptions of the building process. To get more info on a photo, check out the Flickr photostream. Comments are welcome!