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Normal procedure for ordering a guitar is:

- discuss requirements with customer
- finalise specifications
- estimate a completion date
- make the instrument according to specifications

I require a deposit of £1000 with the remainder to be paid upon delivery.

Base price £4500

Note: Hovering over various options below will produce a relevant inset image

The base price includes:

choice of following timbers

Back and sides Indian Rosewoodindian rosewood, Mahoganymahogany, Birds Eye Maplebirdseye
Soundboards Old stock Sitka Spruce, European SpruceEuropean Spruce top and Cedarcedar top
Fingerboard Ebonyebony fingerboard
Bridge Ebony
Neck Mahoganymahogany neck


Purflings Herringboneherringbone purfling or multiple line
Rosette Abaloneabalone rosette
Inlays Abalone dotsabalone dots
Head inlay Thistlethistle
Machine heads Gotoh 510 / Rubner / Grover
Hard case Hiscoxhiscox case
Neck profile round profile, v profile or shallow v profile
Neck width can be varied within my standard choices, 46/ 47/48 mm widths
Scale length can be varied within my standard choices, 25.4"/24.9"
Delivery at cost

Options are:

Brazilian Rosewoodbrazilian rosewood + £1000
Macassar Ebonymacassar ebony, Cocobolococobolo, Yewyew, Panama Rosewood all + £600
Special old soundboards 15+ years in stock + £100
Three piece neckthree piece neck, centre of maple, oak, ash or other hardwoods in stock + £100
Hand made rope purflings unique to max of six instrumentsrope purflings + £100
Diamond Fingerboard inlaysdiamond inlays + £50
Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard + £30
Brazilian Rosewood Bridgebrazilian rosewood bridge + £30
Waverly machine headswaverley machines + £100
Rodgers Machine headsrodgers tuner detail + £600
Bound Fingerboardbound fingerboard + £50
Calton Case + £400
Pickup + £200 and up
Odd Scale lengths + £100
Double Sides + £100
Double Back + £100
Pyramid Bridgepyramid bridge + £50
Unique neck profiles + £100
One off instruments Enquire
Baritone + £500
Terz + £500
Cd of photos of construction of your instrumentcd + £50
Hand delivery with personal setup at cost for travel and accommodation
Insurance Valuation + £10

Guide to dimensions of the various models


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