Smallman is an acclaimed family luthiers founded by master luthier Greg Smallman. Smallman has an established reputation for producing excellent instruments. This excellent reputation extends well beyond the company's native Australia and Smallman guitars have become a well known name the world over within the classical guitar community for producing the highest quality and innovative concert Classical guitars. The innovations that Greg Smallman has created have been shared with the wider Classical guitar community, an action for which he has been praised.
Smallman have their very own way of doing things when it comes to construction. They have taken the traditional design of a classical guitar and sought to improve it wherever they've felt possible. An example of this is that you'll often find a latticed framework being used on Smallman guitars. This latticed framework is different in that it incorporates carbon-fibre as a construction material. Perhaps not a traditional method you might think, and you'd be right, but the use of this material has allowed Smallman to introduce extremely thin tops onto their guitars, which in turn offers enhanced volume levels and resonance to their guitars.
Due to Greg Smallman's unconventional approaches he has created many design innovations over the years, many of which other luthiers from around the world have incorporated into their own instrument designs. Greg Smallman has been described as "bringing some subtle but important changes to the classical instrument that have had a more profound effect than those contributed by any other modern maker".