My base price is $3750 US plus shipping and sales tax where applicable, which includes the following standard appointments:

Standard

Choice of OM, Dreadnought, L-00, Opus, M/0000 or parlor sizes. Others please inquire.
Sitka or Lutz spruce top
Back and sides of Honduras mahogany, maple or East Indian rosewood.Others, inquire.
Ebony fretboard, Honduras mahogany or cedar neck
Carbon fiber neck reinforcement, two-way adjustable truss rod
Waverly Vintage-style nickel open back tuners
Brushed long oil varnish finish
Inlaid gold mother-of-pearl logo on the headstock
Inlaid mother-of-pearl or abalone fretboard markers, slotted diamonds or dots
Neck width and profile of choice
Multiple-line wood top and back purfling
Wood purfling and rosette
Wood pattern backstrip
12 or 14 frets to the body
Bleached bone nut and saddle
Hardshell case

Table of Body Dimensions

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These choices can be added at extra cost:

Options

Premium top, fretboard, back and side woods - Please inquire
Fossilized walrus ivory or natural bone nut and saddle - Please inquire
Florentine or bevel cutaway - $400
Side purfling with mitered corners at the tail wedge - $200
Laminated Neck - Please inquire
Fretboard or headstock inlaid with mother-of-pearl or abalone - Please inquire
Abalone top purfling - $200
Abalone or mother-of-pearl rosette - $125
Sound Port - $75
Other tuners in nickel, gold, or engraved gold - Inquire
Premium Ameritage case - $350



Included on request at no charge is a photo CD documenting the construction of your guitar.



In the image above right I show a rough comparison of the most-requested shapes I offer. The Opus shape is of my own design, combining a narrow upper bout and waist with the lower bout approximately the width of an OM and the length nearly that of a dreadnaught. The result is a body that feels much smaller than its size, providing an extremely comfortable guitar, yet has the full, rich, and balanced tone reminiscent of an OM.

Ordering

Upon your decision to have me build a custom guitar for you, we'll talk at length about what you’d tone, the body style of the guitar, materials to be used, options, trim details, and the like. Before materials are purchased I ask for a $500 refundable deposit when an order is placed. An additional deposit may be requested for premium woods. The deposit is applied to the final balance and will secure pricing and your place in my schedule. The balance plus shipping and insurance will be due when the guitar is completed. I will then ship your guitar and its case in a padded guitar shipping box by USPS overnight insured.

If you're dissatisfied with the instrument in any way, contact me within 72 hours of its arrival. We can discuss arrangements for its return to alleviate the problem or a refund minus shipping costs, given upon the sale of the returned guitar. Options or design decisions that make the instrument difficult to sell, such as personalized inlays, may incur deductions in the refund amount.

My guitars come with a warranty to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for as long as I am a practicing luthier. However, the warranty does not cover wear from normal use, damage, abuse, or exposure to extremes of temperature or humidity.

Please note: While I try to post anticipated changes to my prices, they may change without notice. In either case though, the new prices will be posted here on the site.