Sunday, July 24, 2011

Luthier Kevin Muiderman : Muiderman Guitars

About Kevin Muiderman and Muiderman Guitars from

Kevin Muiderman (pronounced like “Spiderman”) is a guitar maker and guitar player currently living with his family on the plains of North Dakota.

He is known for his innovative “double top” (aka “sandwich top”) guitars and his use of graphite composite bracing. Over the last decade Kevin has developed sandwich tops and alternative bracing designs which provide the concert classical player and the professional steel string player greater dynamic range than previously available. Having been a woodworker, sculptor, and guitar player for years, making guitars had been Kevin's a dream since childhood. In the early '90s, Kevin trained with master guitar makers Ivon Schmukler and Alan Chapman at Leeds Guitar Maker's School in Northampton MA. In addition to learning the craft of making traditionally made instruments, Kevin studied Alan Chapman's methods for designing and creating carbon fiber, lattice braced guitars using "test bed" techniques to work through designs before going into production.

This is what Kevin has to say about his work, Muiderman Guitars are a blend of traditional hand-craftsmanship and new acoustic technology. In recent years, luthier Kevin Muiderman has added the scientific method to the traditional craft of making guitars. Combined with the use of the finest tonewoods, his experimentation with carbon fiber laminates, “double tops” and non-traditional bracing methods have produced guitars—both classical and steel string—that deliver a boldness, volume, and clarity of note not found elsewhere.

Kevin adds, Muiderman Steel String Guitars are particularly suited for finger style players, rhythm players, and flat pickers who demand extra responsiveness, a piano-like attack, and single note clarity. The guitars’ dynamic range affords players satisfying articulation and musical expression. Muiderman Classical Guitars, while maintaining the warmth of traditional instruments, have a particular evenness of tone and impressive volume, which allows even the subtlest of musical expressions to carry to the back of an auditorium.
Kevin offers several models of Guitars and Mendolins.

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