David has custom built exquisite musical instruments since 1980, training emerging luthiers since 1986. He builds with traditional & alternative woods, researching new sound concepts, drawing from various Masters. Acoustic design and structure are important, working with the subtleties of sound board thicknesses, bracing, mass, stiffness and wood types to develop different sounds. In addition to traditional pearl inlays, David has used agate, jade, jewels, and silver in his instruments. He has used both stone and metal as stand-alone carvings and jewelry pieces. David operates a private vocational school in musical instrument construction in Tugaske, Saskatchewan.