Custom Orders

 

Let’s build you a guitar!

We have accumulated over the years an impressive inventory of tone woods for building guitars. All have been well-seasoned and stored in my shop for at least 3 years and some 25+ years. Choose any back and side and top combination, model style and finish and we’ll get you a quote. We will also work with you on binding and purfling requests. Please note that many of the Brazilian Rosewood is pre-CITES, but doesn’t have paperwork, so we can ship the finished instrument only to US addresses and we advise not taking the finished instrument out of the country. I currently have 1 Brazilian Rosewood set with paperwork.

 

For 2023 – there are 2 custom build slots available.

A 1000.00 deposit reserves your build slot.

Base pricing for custom orders are $5800.00 USD which gets you a really nice guitar with most of the bells and whistles. Upgrades are figured or precious woods (like fiddleback mahogany, Cocobolo or Brazilian Rosewood), premium soundboards (4A)  like European Spruce or Master Grade Sitka/Adirondack, cutaways, sunbursts, and premium tuners like Schallers and Waverly’s.

Base Features

  • Choose from Mahogany, East Indian Rosewood or Maple
  • Rosewood  Fingerboard (unbound) & Rosewood Bridge (choose your spacing)
  • Bone saddle, nut, Ivoroid bridge pins
  • Wood binding (some species and custom combinations are upgrades)
  • Rosewood peghead
  • Gloss Finish
  • Hard shell TKL case
  • Gotoh M6 Schaller style tuners

Base price for the Artist Series is $7800.00 USD which includes upgraded Master Grade Top, bound fingerboards, Gold EVO fret wire and other features. Upgrades to the Artist Series are cutaways, sunbursts and ultra premium tops like 6A, Moon Spruce and premium woods like Brazilian Rosewood and Ultra figured woods.

Artist Series upgrades included in price are:

  • Back and Sides Upgrade like Koa, Sinker Mahogany, Cocobolo, etc.
  • Premium Soundboard
  • Custom wood rosettes
  • Bound Fingerboard – choose from, ebony, cocobolo, ziricote and amazon rosewood
  • Gold EVO frets
  • Bone bridge pins
  • Gotoh 510 tuners
  • Upgraded Case (Crossrock)

Special inlay requests are by quote.

One of the best ways to start a custom build process is to schedule a Zoom chat, where I can show you various models and play them so you can get an idea of the sound you want to get. Call or text me at 216-410-5052 to schedule a chat.

Here is a current inventory of tone woods


Back & Sides

  • Walnut (North American Black and Claro Curly)
  • Quarter-sawn White Oak
  • Flame Maple
  • Bird’s Eye Maple
  • Torrified Maple
  • Cherry
  • Locust
  • Sinker Honduran Mahogany (100 yr. old)
  • African Mahogany
  • Fiddleback Mahogany
  • East Indian Rosewood
  • Highly Figured East Indian Rosewood
  • Quilted Sapele (Special – Exhibition Grade!)
  • Honduran Rosewood
  • Brazilian Rosewood
  • Paduak
  • Wenge
  • Cocobolo
  • Tasmanian Blackwood
  • Koa- both plain with some curl and Master Grade with high curl
  • Ziricote (limited)
  • Indian Ebony
  • Curly Indian Redwood (Chittagong)

Tops

  • Western Red Cedar
  • Sitka Spruce
  • Torrified Sitka Spruce
  • Old Growth premium Sitka
  • Englemann Spruce
  • Carpathian Spruce
  • Adirondack Red Spruce
  • Torrified Adirondack Red Spruce
  • German Spruce
  • Italian Alpine Spruce
  • Swiss Spruce
  • Lutz Spruce
  • Redwood – regular, sinker & mineral streaked

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