Instruments by David Freeman

Below you will find a gallery of many of the instruments that David has built over the years.  When you are finished exploring them, follow these links to see some of the design series and special projects that David has created over the years.


Custom Crossover GM-03

This is a CROSS-OVER GM-03 for Classic S Strings.  When I design, I begin by determining the strings to be used, as well as the player's style.  The Classic S strings have a fine woven core wrapped in nylon.  The tension is similar to nylon strings.

This 5 piece laminated integral neck is built of mahogany, maple, and ebony.

Head veneer of Holly and Zircote, wiht a bevelled border.

Back and sides are Aged Cocobolo from the 1990's.  The top is master grade yellow cedar (or canadian cypress).

The sound goal was for a finger picking style with a richer bass response, fast attack, and good articulation through the full range of the 24 fret fingerboard.  The owner has been experimenting with different strings since he recieved it.

Irish Bouzuki - Cherry

Black Cherry Back & sides
Sitka Spruce top .
23.5" Scale .

Neck Mahogany, B.E. Maple fingerboard Bound in Tortoise shell.
Head veneer Cherry with Timeless T in Zebrawood.
Rosette. B, Bl with BW diagonals.
Binding; TortoiseShell
Tuners Gotoh

"10" Model Classical

Ancient Kauri Dreadnought

Celtic Key - DVK Model

The rosette key pattern in side grain is the source of this guitar's name.

Collaboration Guitar

A rare collaboration with David Freeman and Paddy Burgin

Cucumber Magnolia Monarch

David Essig Model Resonator

Rope binding in holly and rosewood. on a Cucumber Magnolia back & sides.

Douglas Fir 12 String

DVK Model