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CH2

“The SmoothTalker has a unique sound and tone with great clarity and balance. It has an effortless playability and molds itself to the player’s needs in time. A true work horse, tough as nails with a feather light touch.”
Corneille Hutten Burger

Greg Georgiades

“When ruff and tuff alone just doesn’t quite cut it, these SmoothTalkers sure got a way with words!”

Jonathan Butler

"One of the best things that happened to me in South Africa was meeting Mervyn Davis Smoothtalkerguitar maker. He brought a left hand custom built nylon to me and I fell in love with the guitar. First of all it was a true lefty, I did not have to change anything, it felt great, it did not feedback.  I'm really loving this guitar. What great honor it is to play this beautiful work of art. Thanks Mervyn. Now the archtop with P90. Much thanks your brother from another mother."

Watch him talk about his signature SmoothTalker on YouTube

Steve Newman

I have been playing Mervyn Davis guitars since 1979 and cuurently own 8 of his fine instruments. The SmoothTalker is my newest, most-used and versatile guitar in terms of the extended range of sound scapes it offers, sturdy construction and visual beauty. I recommend Merv’s instruments whole heartedly, especially to adventurous, unconventional muso’s who want to sound like nobody else.”

Worldwide, this romantic heritage is carried into the 21st century in the hands of recording artists and groups such as Bela Fleck, The Parlotones, Zac Brown, Steve Newman, Jonathan Butler, Johnny Fourie, Tony Cox, Dozi, Greg Georgiades, Tananas, Not My Dog, SciCoustic, Radio Kalahari Orkes, CH2 and the Aquarian Quartet

CH2

“The SmoothTalker has a unique sound and tone with great clarity and balance. It has an effortless playability and molds itself to the player’s needs in time. A true work horse, tough as nails with a feather light touch.”
Corneille Hutten Burger

Greg Georgiades

“When ruff and tuff alone just doesn’t quite cut it, these SmoothTalkers sure got a way with words!”

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Jonathan Butler

"One of the best things that happened to me in South Africa was meeting Mervyn Davis Smoothtalkerguitar maker. He brought a left hand custom built nylon to me and I fell in love with the guitar. First of all it was a true lefty, I did not have to change anything, it felt great, it did not feedback.  I'm really loving this guitar. What great honor it is to play this beautiful work of art. Thanks Mervyn. Now the archtop with P90. Much thanks your brother from another mother."

Watch him talk about his signature SmoothTalker on YouTube

Steve Newman

I have been playing Mervyn Davis guitars since 1979 and cuurently own 8 of his fine instruments. The SmoothTalker is my newest, most-used and versatile guitar in terms of the extended range of sound scapes it offers, sturdy construction and visual beauty. I recommend Merv’s instruments whole heartedly, especially to adventurous, unconventional muso’s who want to sound like nobody else.”

Heirlooms Music

Guitar Gallery

"This is an entirely new design for the steel string guitar that not only looks very avante garde, it WORKS! Mervyn Davis has brilliantly crafted the SmoothTalker models and they run the gamut from nylon string to baritone." Robin Weber

Vintage & Rare

Guitar Tex

Dream Guitars

"Mervyn Davis is doing something new and exciting, his smooth talker guitars have a clear and powerful voice and offer a unique choice for the modern player. While these are very artistic make no mistake these are serious guitars with serious tone. Davis Guitars offer a fresh design with great playability and tone. From South Africa to you..." - Paul Heumiller

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Luthiers Mercantile International

“You enjoy a great and growing reputation in the United States as one of the world’s most innovative luthiers.” - Chris Herrod

Gruhn Guitars

“The SmoothTalker guitars made by Mervyn Davis are some of the most innovative guitars I have ever encountered. While virtually all acoustic guitars can be categorized as classical, flat top steel string, arch top or resonator models, the SmoothTalker is ‘none of the above’. Not only is the SmoothTalker structurally and visually unique but it has a voice of its own. While they are highly non-traditional in almost every respect’ they offer visual appeal, playability and sound on a level I find inspiring.” - George Gruhn