ORDERING


At this time I am not accepting deposits for new work.  I am booked through mid 2019 and will begin scheduling new work when I set new pricing.  Please contact me if you are interested in a future build slot or in being contacted when spec guitars become available.  I expect to set a price and begin scheduling new work in late 2017.

As of  Fall 2016 the base price for a custom guitar was $6000.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to lock in a price structure and a tentative delivery date. For some custom designs or for instruments where wood must be purchased for the guitar a larger deposit may be required. Further deposits are refundable before work begins on the instrument.  Half of the final balance is due when work begins and the full balance is due upon completion and before the guitar is delivered.


STANDARD FEATURES


AAA Sitka or AA Lutz, Swiss, or Red spruce soundboard
AAA Mahogany Back and Sides
Spanish Cedar or Mahogany neck
2 way truss rod and custom Carbon Fiber reinforced neck system
AA ebony or AAA Rosewood fingerboard, binding, bridge, headstock
Elevated and bound fingerboard with compound radius and EVO fretwire
Double sides and solid linings
Custom rosette and purflings, boxed endgraft
Bound soundport on upper bout
Chladni tuned plates and body
Bone nut, saddle, and bridge pins
Waverly open back Nickel tuning machines
Gloss finish on body and headstock face, blackened oil finish on neck
Cedar Creek fitted case
 

Wood Options


$200+  AA+ to AAA Red Spruce
$350     AAA Swiss Spruce
$200    AAA Lutz Spruce

$500+   Straight grained QS Rosewood (varied species)
$1000   Figured QS Madagascar Rosewood
$1500+  Brazilian Rosewood
$500      Cuban Mahogany
$500+    Koa
Many others, please inquire
 

Construction Options


Bevel or sharp cutaway    $600  
Bevel armrest (wood upcharges may apply)     $750  
Ice cream cone inspired heel treatment    $300  
Slanted Fingerboard with 24 frets    $300  
Custom scale length    $300  
Embedded tuning machines and decorative backplate   $600+
Slothead    $300  
Custom projects/details  inquire  
Polyester gloss finish    $350  
Full french polish   $650  


Appointments


$75     AAA ebony fingerboard
$200  Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
$150   Curly Koa binding
$250   Purfling on fingerboard and headstock
inquire   Upgraded tuning machines
inquire   Upgraded case
inquire   Fossilized Walrus Ivory pins, nut, saddle, buttons


GUARANTEE


If you are not completely satisfied with the instrument you have 5 days to contact me to arrange a return of the instrument in its original condition. You will be refunded the sale price minus $500 once the instrument has been resold. For extremely custom instruments it may require replacing portions before resale which will affect the refunded price.

Your guitar is guaranteed to be free of defects upon shipment and any problems arising from workmanship or material issues will be repaired by me at no charge for a period of 10 years from the guitar’s completion. I am always available for routine setups and periodic checkups, these are covered at no cost under the 10 year warranty. Shipping to and from my workshop is the responsibility of the owner and should be confirmed before the guitar is shipped. Normal wear and other issues such as fret wear, finish scratches, misuse, and exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity ranges are not covered under warranty.  Physical changes to the instrument will void this warranty.