Froggy Bottom: Specialty Instruments
Over the last four decades we've built a wide array of specialized, handcrafted instruments for serious players, famous and unknown. Baritone, high strung, tenor, acoustic bass, 7-string, 10-string, left-handed guitars as well as octave mandolins and mandocellos built on guitar bodies are available as commissioned instruments, built in consultation with you to suit your requirements and specifications. All of these instruments are built with the care and attention each Froggy Bottom instrument receives and meet our exacting standards for construction, beauty in sound and function.
“In 1999, I wanted a small-bodied guitar for very lyric, Celtic music. A visit to Michael and several phone calls led to a Mahogany and Red Spruce M with no fretboard inlays. It is a very classical-inspired guitar with a simple elegance. Not only does it have a perfect voice for soft Celtic airs, as requested, but the M produces amazingly rich versions of songs by Rev. Gary Davis and Willie Brown’s "Mississippi Blues," as well! It has had playing time in the hands of international touring pros and, like all my other FROGS, has scored high complements.”