My search for a high quality guitar builder lead me to Michael Bashkin.
Michael was extremely helpful in providing me options and suggestions on the best combination of tone woods for my style of play. I have the OM model with on outstanding German top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. Although Michael offers a large assortment of various woods and options, I preferred a simpler look – no inlay and a unique spalted maple rosette. I couldn't resist the slotted headstock option, though!
I really like the aesthetics of the guitar overall. Michael's meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout the guitar and even in the interior of the guitar. The binding is amazing!
The sound is definitely wonderful. It is a rich full sound, with a beautiful, articulate voice. The guitar projects a very balanced sound. Not too heavy in the bass, not too light... just right. The treble side can go from punchy to warm depending on your attack and goes well with the warm, rich mids.
Michael is a great luthier and a great person. I highly recommend Michael Bashkin guitars, for the guitar player who would like a wonderful sounding, exceptional guitar. A Bashkin is truly a custom guitar.