- acoustic guitars
Chris Jenkins worked as a vetinarian for many years before starting to make guitars around 1995. Chris credits the influence of Ervin Somogyi, Harry Fleischman, Fred Carlson and Charles Fox on his guitar making techniques. According to Chris "Ervin was my biggest influence regarding soundboard selection, construction and bracing. He was singularly responsible for my adopting a scientific approach to soundboards. Every top is weighed and measured for stiffness in units of grams per square inch. Soundboard deflection is measured using known weights; tops weighing more than 7 grams (1/4 oz.) per cubic inch are automatically ruled out for my guitars,"
Chris now makes guitars with his son Jeremy under the Lame Horse brand.