Custom Guitars from DeVine Guitars and Ukuleles

Custom Guitars made in Hawaii

What is it about a custom guitar or any other hand made instrument that makes us feel so inspired? Maybe it?s the beautiful curly koa or Brazilian rosewood that it is made of. Possibly it is the fact that these custom ukuleles and guitars are one of a kind with no two that are alike. Or, it could be the connection you feel from dealing with a luthier that truly cares and strives to build custom koa ukuleles and guitars that change all previous notions of what you thought an instrument could do.  The answer is different for every musician or collector.

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Hawaiian slack key guitars

There are few things in this world as beautiful as the sound of Hawaiian slack key guitar. Hawaii's rich history of music and story has given us the gift of slack key. This open tuning and mostly finger-picked guitar style seems to pull musicians in like no other type of music. The soft sounds and rolling bass notes may remind us of our time in the hawaiian islands, or maybe the stories it tells takes us back to a simpler time. Whatever it is, the draw is unmistakable.

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Kasha guitars

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The basic idea behind the Kasha bracing system is to eliminate braces in exchange for tone bars. A sound board should be divided into two sides, treble and bass. The treble side utilizes shorter sound bars which can vibrate faster as the higher tones do, while the bass side contains longer tone bars that vibrate slower, just as lower tones do.

Moving the sound hole to the top right corner of the sound board also helps to free up the sound board by eliminating the need for a cross brace. The second sound hole on the side of the upper bout also helps to spread the sound around.


Flamenco guitar design

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Flamenco guitar design has been evolving for many, many years with each builder wanting to add their own personal touch. DeVine Guitars has produced a Flamenco guitar that will turn the heads of even the most seasoned guitar player. The DeVine Flamenco is a small bodied, extremely percussive guitar.