Options and Pricing

Pricing can vary greatly depending upon the choices made but I can say that my guitars are in the $7000-$14000 range.

I use a dovetail neck joint and hide glue. Flattop 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 + $1200

Venetian cutaway +$700

Florentine cutaway +$700.

Demi cutaway + $400

Arm bevel +$800

Side port + $150 for oval +$200 for other designs.

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

Fan frets +$600

Gold Evo fret wire +40

Sunburst finish or toner +$800

Slotted Headstock +$500

Gold tuning machines+$50

Acoustic pickup + $200 - $800 depending on the system chosen.

Fosilized Mammoth Ivory nut, saddle, bridge pins, button and end pin +$700

Ameritage case with humidity control system and custom colors+ $800

Calton case for +$1500 depending on options.


Many other options are possible, please inquire.


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



Hand made custom ukuleles are around $2000.

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.


Down payments to reserve a spot in the schedule

I do ask for a non refundable down payment of $500 to hold your place in my schedule.

We talk about what you want in a guitar. This includes talking about your playing style, ergonomic concerns and aesthetic choices. You can specify the woods, inlays, colors, nut width, fret wire, neck shape, hardware, string spacing, scale length, the pickup, case colors, anything else you want.

I then work up a cost and present it to you.

Shortly before I begin the construction of your guitar I will contact you and we will confirm the agreement and design, at that time I will ask for an additional 40% to proceed.

During the building process I will be contacting you to approve details. And I will send you photos of the work in progress.

When the guitar is completed I will contact you and ask for the final payment plus any shipping charges and taxes that apply.

When the payment is confirmed I will ship the guitar to you, fully insured.

I accept credit cards and Paypal but there is a small electronic payment fee of 3%.





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