Options and Pricing

Acoustic flattop guitars

Pricing can vary greatly depending upon the choices made but I can say that my acoustic guitars are in the $5000-$10000 range.

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, Bolivian Rosewood, Ganadillo, Bubinga, Maple, Myrtle, Padauk, Wenge, Lacewood, Macaasar Ebony, Ovangkol, Purple Heart, Zebrawood or many others. Some woods like Cocobolo, African Blackwood, Koa, and Malaysian Blackwood require aditional charge.

Soundboards are choice, Sitka spruce or Carpathian red spruce. Adirondack spruce, Sinker Redwood, Lutz spruce, Torrefied spurces and other soundboards are optional, prices and avaliability vary.

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 or Helix rosette is included. (many other rosettes styles avaliable)

Mother of pearl or abalone marking dots, and 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

Abalone purfling on the front and back + $800

Venetian cutaway +$500

Florentine cutaway +$500.

Demi cutaway + $300

Arm bevel +$500

Side port + $75 for oval +$130 for other designs.

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

Fan frets +$500

Gold Evo fret wire +40

Sunburst finish or toner +$500

Slotted Headstock +$350

Gold tuning machines+$30

Acoustic pickup + $200 - $600 depending on the system chosen.

Fosilized Mammoth Ivory nut, saddle, bridge pins, button and end pin +$500

Ameritage case with humidity control system and custom colors+ $600

Calton case for +$1000 depending on options.


Many other options are possible, please inquire.


(Price quotes given on custom orders are good for 30 days).


Archtop Guitars

Solid carved archtop guitars are around $7000.

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

Wood 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

color toner and gloss lacquer finish

Hard shell case

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




Hand made custom ukuleles are around $1800.

I currently make a tenor ukulele model with a 17" scale length.

All of my ukuleles have a carbon fiber reinforced neck. The bracing pattern is a fan brace, much like a classical guitar.

Many of the same acoustic guitar options apply for binding and other wooden parts.

Gotoh tuning machines and an Ameritage case are included in the base price.

A cutaway or a resonator cone are options as well as custom shell inlays.




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