finest quality handcrafted hollowneck guitars
What people say about Celtic Cross ...
"I could not be more pleased. My guitar has great tone and plays wonderfully. It is louder than I expected it to be and mics really well. You did a beautiful job on construction and finsihing my guitar. You are a true craftsman and I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting a Weissenborn style hollow neck guitar. You did exactly what you told me you would do, with no delays. I am truely a satisfied customer in all respects. "
Redmond Keisler
Sheridan, Arkansas

Guitar Building Process

Below is a brief look at the process Neil Russell has developed to make some of the world's finest Weissenborn copy guitars.

 

celtic cross neil russel weissenborn guitar clamping

The first step, once all the wood pieces have been sawed to thickness, is the layout. After this Neil will cut out the shapes and assemble the body in a special form.

After the all of the pieces are fit in to Neil's special clamping system and the braces are in place, it's time to rout out a groove and install the binding.

celtic cross neil russel weissenborn guitar binding
celtic cross neil russel weissenborn guitar spraying


At this point the guitar is mostly complete and after some sanding it's ready for the spray booth.

After all the finish has been applied the instrument is buffed on a custom made tool. This gives it the shine and fine look that all of Neil's creations have.

celtic cross neil russel weissenborn guitar buffing
celtic cross neil russel weissenborn guitar tuning

When the body of the instrument has been completed it's time to attach all of the hardware, the strings and tune it so it sounds like a true Celtic Cross instrument.


All finished! Ready for a musicians knowledgeable fingers.

celtic cross neil russel weissenborn guitar complete