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Steel String Acoustic flattop guitars

My acoustic guitars are around $4500

All backs, soundboards and sides are bookmatched solid wood.

Your choice of Mahogany, Indian Rosewood, Brazilian Cherry, Bubinga, Maple, Myrtle, Padauk, Wenge, Lacewood etc. back and sides.

Soundboards are choice of Adirondack red spruce, Sitka spruce, Carpathian red spruce, or reclaimed Redwood.

Red spruce bracing.

The neck is a five peice laminate of Mahogany, maple and Walnut. The headstock is attached with a scarf joint to make it withstand impact.

The body binding is your choice of Indian Rosewood, curly Koa, Ebony, curly Maple, Bloodwood, or Cocobolo.

Black/white/black top, back and side purfling on the body is included.

Neck and headstock binding with black white black purfling is included in this price. (same choices apply)

Choice of Indian Rosewood or Ebony fingerboard, and Indian Rosewood or Ebony head-cap.

Choice of Indian Rosewood or Ebony or African Blackwood bridge.

Ebony bridge pins with abalone dots, bone nut and saddle and Ebony end pin with abalone dot is included.

Abalone rosette with matching side wood, mother of pearl marking dots, and a mother of pearl and abalone headstock inlay.

Gotoh 510 tuning machines are included as well as a two way truss rod

Gloss lacquer finish

Guardian hard shell case and lifetime warranty.

I use a dovetail neck joint and hide glue. All acoustic guitars have scalloped bracing and the tops are tap tuned to bring out the woods full potential.

Changes to nut width, neck thickness, scale length, string spacing, fingerboard radius are no charge.


Acoustic guitar upgrades

Red Spruce soundboard + 100

Some woods like Ziricote, Cocobolo, Highly figured Koa, and Malaysian Blackwood require an up charge.

Waverly tuning machines + $130

Abalone purfling on the front and back + 600

Cutaway +200

Arm Bevel +200

Scalloped rosette +80

Side port +60

Fan Frets +250

Adjustable neck +300

Mammoth Ivory nut, saddle and bridge pins + $250

Acoustic pickup + $150 - $300 depending on the system chosen.

Custom made inlays can be very simple or they can be very eleborate, prices vary.

Ameritage, Hiscox or Cedar Creek Custom Case + $250 or a Hoffee case for +$900

Many other options are possible, please inquire.

(Price quotes given on custom orders are good for 90 days).


Archtop Guitars

Solid carved archtop guitars are around $5600

My standard archtop guitar has a 17" Venetian cutaway body

Scale length is 25"

Solid carved European flame maple back and sides

European flame maple laminated neck

Solid carved European spruce soundboard

Rosewood or Ebony fingerboard with pearl inlays

Rosewood binding and tailpiece

Two way truss rod,

Gold Gotoh or Grover tuning machines

Maple binding on the neck and headstock with an ebony head cap

The bridge is also rosewood with a bone saddle

It comes with a suspended pickup that is hand made by Kent Armstrong.

There is a volume control,

lacquer finish,

Hard shell case


Upgrades include: Abalone purfling, Quilted Maple back and sides, sunburst finish, more inlays, Ameritage case.



Electric guitars and Basses

Electric guitars and basses are around $2800


Mahogany, Basswood or Alder body

Maple or Mahogany neck

Rosewood, Ebony or Maple fingerboard

Jumbo frets and two way Hot Rod truss rod

Gotoh, Grover or Schaller tuning machines

Your choice of two Lindy Fralin, Seymour Duncan or Lollar pickups

Hipshot hard tail bridge or a tune-O- Matic style bridge and tail piece

Pearl marking dots and bone nut

Clear or colored lacquer finish

hard shell case

Upgrades include neck or body binding, gold hardware, Buzz Feiten tuning system, custom pearl inlays, Ameritage case, ATA flight case, Kahler or Floyd Rose tremolo with locking nut, quilted or flame maple drop top, neck through design, semi-hollow bodies, piezo saddles, baratone neck, carve top, active electronics, Fan frets, lighted side dots, on board tuners, seven strings or twelve strings, double necks, custom graphics, Abalone purfling, mammoth ivory nut, etc.

You can also choose the scale length, fingerboard radius, nut width, neck thickness, headstock shape.



Hand made custom ukuleles are around $1200

I am currently only making a Tenor model

Many of the same acoustic guitar options apply

I do include Gotoh tuning machines and an Ameritage case in the base price.


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