Allen Johnson contacted me because he believes me to be the only arch-top maker who is giving primary consideration to sound and volume of the guitar. His experience with many of the world's greatest archtop guitars made it a real challenge to meet his expectations. His 1923 model guitar is clearly inspired by the first Gibson / Loar L5 guitar but is not an exact copy. The model is now part of the New Vintage serie.
His comment after receiving the guitar:
"You have the two most important things nailed down: sound and playability. It has indeed been a pleasure working with you. Thank you again, Daniel, for making it possible for me to have this wonderful instrument".