Being a Master Furniture Maker by trade and playing guitars from an early age, the transition to building guitars was a natural thing. Most of the tools were already in place and with a little push from friends I started on that journey. Having owned some of the finest guitars built by makers such as James Olson, Martin, Charis, Huss @ Dalton, Gibson, Taylor, Ovation, Fender, Guild and Yamaha, I had a good starting point. My acoustic line currently consists of the Small Jumbo Full Body and is also available with a Florentine cutaway. The Resonator line is based off the SJ 12 fret with the cutaway and a shallower body, available in Spider or Biscuit Bridges and Tri-Cone setups.
Our three Aubade Acoustic Guitars, two of which are custom builds, are the most beautiful instruments we have ever had the privilege of owning.
As Olivander is to wands in Harry Potter, Michael Armand is to guitars. He can make a guitar for any player that will choose you as much as you choose it. Magical instruments.
I had no idea that when I picked one up, it would become my favorite guitar of all time. When I see each new batch of Aubade guitars, I am truly envious of the owner of each guitar that leaves Mike’s shop.