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Vitomir ŽarkoviĆ

Handcrafted Classical
and Flamenco Guitars.

About

Vitomir Zarkovic is a passionate and dedicated guitar maker focusing on building the finest instruments. He pays special attention to every detail to make sure each instrument delivers superb, professional level tone and sound. ¶ After many years of playing he turned his wish to make guitars into reality by learning from a master luthier Thomas Knatt of Groton, Massachusetts. ¶ Vito is working out of a small shop in beautiful Kalorama Historical District in Washington, DC. He has a daily job as an Art Director at National Geographic.

Showcase

From the Shop.

Random photos of guitars, tools, details and progress.

Rosette

Aside from being a signature detail of a maker the rosette is a decorative and structural element. The pattern shown in one above is made from over seven thousand wood "pixels".

Design and Ergonomy

The solera is the workboard on which the guitar is made. It sets the neck angle and the height of the bridge. The mold shown here allows for a different body and shape sizes.

Rosette

Aside from being a signature detail of a maker the rosette is a decorative and structural element. The pattern shown in one above is made from over seven thousand wood "pixels".

Design and Ergonomy

Sculpting the head.

Next: Fretting

All the gluing had been completed and the guitar is ready for fretting and the final shaping of the neck.

Compass Plane

Part of the guitar making process and enjoyment is making your own tools. Shown here is the "compass" plane with arched bottom that was used in making a solera and the concave base for gluing arched braces that results in doming of the plates. Wood used: Cherry, East Indian Rosewood (bottom). The blade is from an old Stanley plane.

Tunning Machines

Beautifuly crafted high-quality Sloane tuners come as a standard. Details

Shop

Just a random image of the shop and the workbench.

Contact

Get In Touch.

Email:

vitomir.zarkovic@gmail.com

Phone:

(+1) 646 578 2440