Ordering / Pricing

Custom -

Base price of $4,850 includes appointments not usually found in guitars in this price range … particularly in handmade, custom-built guitars.

These standard features include:

  • ♦   East Indian Rosewood or Honduras Mahogany Back & Sides
  • ♦   Sitka, Englemann, Redwood or Western Red Cedar Top
  • ♦   One piece mahogany neck
  • ♦   Contrasting Wood bindings and top, back, end graft purfling
  • ♦   Solid wood rosette
  • ♦   Ebony or Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • ♦   Bone nut and saddle
  • ♦   Custom Case

Deluxe -

Base price of $5,650 includes all of the above, plus …

  • ♦   Master grade Sitka or Englemann top; high grade Adirondak or Carpathian Spruce
  • ♦   Choice of tonewoods for back and sides. You are upcharged based on the set selected. Madagascar Rosewood, Cocobolo, Macassar Ebony, Koa, Highly Figured Mahogany, Pomelle Bubinga, Amazon Rosewood, Honduran Rosewood, Malaysian Blackwood, etc.
  • ♦   Custom inlay at 12th fret
  • ♦   Side purfling
  • ♦   Semi-hemispherical fret treatment

Premium -

Base price of $6,650 includes all of the above, plus …

  • ♦   Abalone Rosette
  • ♦   Abalone borders – top and back
  • ♦   Headstock purfling
  • ♦   Super-premium wood that looks so good it’s almost embarrasing. Once again, you are upcharged for the wood selected.

Available options for the above models include:

  • ♦   Florentine Cutaway (sharp) $600
  • ♦   Venetian Cutaway (soft curve) $450
  • ♦   Bevel Armrest $600
  • ♦   Custom inlay done in wood, mother-of-pearl, abalone or combination – inquire
  • ♦   Sinker Redwood Top $150
  • ♦   Other woods including Brazilian Rosewood – inquire

The current backlog for custom builds is 24-30 months. For that reason, I have temporarily stopped accepting new orders until my backlog is reduced. Please feel free to contact me if you’d like to be put on the waiting list. When I begin taking orders again, you’ll be contacted to see if you wish to place a firm order.

A non-returnable deposit of $1,000 is paid to secure a delivery date, finalize specifications and lock-in the price at the current rate. The balance is due at completion and prior to delivery. Upon receipt of your instrument you will have a 48 hour period to inspect, play, and bond with the instrument. If the instrument fails to meet your expectations in any way – you may return the instrument for a full refund – less your $1,000 deposit. When we say “any way” we mean any way … if you decide you don’t like the pattern in the wood or the bridge pins … you can return the instrument. The only fine print is …

1) the guitar must be returned in the same condition it was delivered
2) the shipping (both ways) is on you
3) if there is inlay that would make the instrument unsellable (i.e. your name inlaid in the fingerboard), you will be charged to “de-personalize” the guitar.