Alaskan born Daniel Brauchli is a musician and artist who has been playing, designing and building musical instruments for over fifty years.
Now living in Tasmania, Daniel is making original designs of guitars, mandolins, violins and flutes. Combining the powerful acoustic properties of carbon fiber bracing, with beautiful Tasmanian timbers.
Daniel made his first instruments when he was 17 and over the following years has made a large number of fretted instruments with help and input from numerous makers. As a multi- instrumentalist he has always interested in instruments from different cultures and periods.
All of Daniels instruments are fully hand made using a technique in which the sides are shaped to fit around the top of the instrument. This removes the need for binding and allows more rounding of the edges to give the whole instrument a sculpted feel.
Another feature of this method is the finished shape of the instrument is perfect because the sides follow the soundboard shape which is cut with a template and then folded out (bookmatched).
Daniel's instruments are exhibited as part of Organology.
Image credit: courtesy of the designer.