The Crafting of a Charis Acoustic Guitar
Rather than using the term "hand built", Bill prefers the term "personally crafted". Whether he makes a cut with a chisel or with a program he designs for the CNC, the final decision for where and how the cut needs to be performed rests in his hands.
With both high and low tech methods being utilized to create a Charis, computer aided modeling is used to help design the guitars and ensure all aspects of the instrument are addressed in terms of quality and play-ability. A CNC Router is used to machine many of the guitar parts that must be duplicated with absolute precision. This process is where Bill's engineering expertise and the influence of his father's superior design and machine skills are highly valuable to the overall process.
Bill chooses to use his passion, strengths, and unique skills - whether by hand or with the computer to create the most God honoring instruments that he possibly can. Based on client feedback and the smiles that appear when a Charis instrument is being played, his craftsmanship speaks for itself.