Options and Pricing

 

Acoustic Flattop Guitars

Acoustic guitars start at $4200 but are usually in the $5000 range depending upon the details.

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.

All backs, soundboards and sides are bookmatched solid wood. You can choose Mahogany, Indian Rosewood, Brazilian Cherry, Bubinga, Maple, Myrtle, Padauk, Wenge, Lacewood, Ovangkol, Purple Heart, Zebrawood back and sides. Some woods like Ziricote, Cocobolo, Highly figured Koa, and Malaysian Blackwood require aditional charge.

Soundboards are choice, Sitka spruce or Carpathian red spruce.

Red spruce bracing is used on all acoustic guitars.

The neck is a five piece 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.

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

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

Choice of Indian Rosewood or Ebony fingerboard and headcap, and Indian Rosewood, 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 is included,

Mother of pearl marking dots, and pearl or abalone headstock inlay are also included

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

Gloss lacquer finish

A hard shell case and lifetime warranty are included in the base price.

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

 

Acoustic guitar upgrades

Adirondack spruce, Sinker Redwood, Lutz spruce, Torrefied spurces and other soundboards are optional, prices and avaliability vary

Abalone purfling on the front and back + $600

Venetian cutaway +$200

Florentine cutaway +$200.

Demi cutaway + $150

Arm bevel +$200

Side port +$60

Scalloped or other custom designed rosette +$80

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

Fan frets +$350

Gold Evo fret wire +20

sunburst Sunburst finish +$200

Gold tuning machines+$40

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

Mammoth Ivory nut, saddle and bridge pins +$250

Ameritage case with humidity control system and custom colors+ $300 or a Hoffee case for +$1000

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Many other options are possible, please inquire.

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

 

Archtop Guitars

Solid carved archtop guitars start at $6000.

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 and tone control

An amber toner and gloss 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 start at $1900 most are around $2800 depending on design choices.

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

You can also choose the scale length, fingerboard radius, nut width, neck thickness, headstock shape at no additional charge.

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. There are simply too many options to list.

 

Ukuleles

Hand made custom ukuleles are around $1500 depending on the design options chosen

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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