Ordering

To build a guitar for you i need to know a little bit about you, what music you are playing and in which context you will be using the guitar.

You are very welcome to meet me in here my shop, but I can also correspond by email or phone. I only build around 12 guitars each year which means I can dedicate all the time needed with every client to make sure both of us are satisfied with the guitar.

The waitlist is currently about 3 years.

Prices & Options

The base price for all standard guitars is €5000. (appr. $5800usd, check to see current exchange rates).
Please read below what is included into the base price.

When you order a guitar I ask for a €500 deposit to secure your place on the waitlist. Please note that this deposit is to cover initial expenses such as special materials and design work for your guitar and is not refundable. The remaining balance is due before delivery of the guitar.


I build all my guitars here in my workshop, by hand. This means i can be very open to changes from my standard appointments.

Standard Appointments
All my materials are the highest quality available. By this, I mean, the highest quality available. I personally visit my suppliers and go through their stock to select only the very best.

 Standard appointments included in the base price are:
 

~Master grade alpine spruce top
~Madagascar rosewood, Honduran mahogany or flame maple back and sides
~Honduran mahogany or spanish cedar neck(only on 12-fret models)
~Ebony or madagascar rosewood fingerboard
~Custom neck width, profile and scale length
~Solid or slotted headstock
~Wood binding and purfling
~Alessi, Waverly or Gotoh 510 tuners
~Titanium trussrod, double action
~Ebony or bone bridge pins
~Bone nut and saddle
~Evo gold frets
~High gloss nitro cellulose finish or high gloss oil varnish
~Hide glue construction
~Hiscox pro II hardcase


Options
Soundboard material

~Master grade adirondack spruce top: €400

Back & sides
~Flame hawaiian koa: €600
~African blackwood: €750
~Brazilian rosewood(with full cites documentation): €2000-3500

Many more spieces available, please inquire

Appointments
~Cutaway: €550
~12 str/7string: €400
~Beveled armrest or ribrest: €450
~Pearl or bone inlay work: Inquire
~Upgrade to Hiscox Artist series case(recommended if you travel): €100
~Hoffee custom carbon fibre case: €900    
     

Finish
~I now offer an alternative to the gloss nitro finish; Oil Varnish. This is an extremely thin and flexible type of finish alowing the guitar to vibrate more freely, especially in the higher frequencies and upper mids. I believe this type of finish makes the guitar sound older and more broken in already when new. It has a few drawbacks, however. It is more time consuming to apply than nitro, and it is also more sensitive to dings and scratches, being so thin and soft. The total thickness is between 0.05-0.10mm, while my nitro finish is usually around 0.15 mm. The finish on factory made guitars is usually more than twice that number. The appearance of this finish is less glossy and with an amber colour.
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Cites
As of january 2nd, 2017, all instruments containing any kind of rosewood, ie any kind of the species Dalbergia, will need to be accompanied with a Cites permit for shipping outside the european union. Trade within the EU is excepted from this.

All of my stock has the proper documentation and you will not need to worry about this, however there might be some delays in shipping due to the waiting time to get copies from the authorities. Dont hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this.