Hello, My name is Jay Rosenblatt.
I build guitars in a small shop in West Orange, New Jersey. I also provide repair services.
Typically I create about 5-6 instruments a year, primarily acoustic guitars. Models include parlors, OM, Weissenborn, Kasha and traditional classical guitars, Gypsy and some of my own design.
I build my guitars with handwork and minimal machining. ￼The necks are carved by hand. The body woods are selected for their quality, stability, color and grain. I choose soundboards that are lively and responsive to the touch. My favorite woods are Rosewoods, Maples, Lutz, Sitka and Swiss alpine spruces. I work with redwoods and cedar as well.
In building my instruments I strive for a balance between tonality, playability and feel with visual interest combining original and traditional methods. All instruments are created with the highest regard to craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Thank you, Jay
For more information call 973-445-0015 or email me here.
West orange, New Jersey
You look very HAPPY!
great blog jay! I met you at the Woodstock luthiers extravaganza
love what you are doing great rosettes!.
I started making my first guitar a triple O 12 fret and am blogging about it, not sure what i will do after I make the first one but I am already designing my second. If you get a moment go to my blog.
I was a photographer for over 20 years and got bored and moved onto jewelry and from there many other things
Maybe I will see in you in Woodstock next year! Hopefully you will have your own booth.
415 310 6757
oh and yes you do look very happy!
Hey Dr. J
Nice meeting and playing with you at the Kitchen this past Sunday. When you said you build guitars, you build guitars. Love your site. I have a Yamaha 12-strihg acoustic that needs some minor work done on it. Could you suggest anyone?
Keep in touch,
Restoration of a rare 1915 Manuel Nunez ukulele.
I believe the Ukulele is a Radio tenor made by Leonardo Nunez
(Manuel Nunez son)