Comma Series models start at $9,500 | Period Series models start at $6,500


East Indian Rosewood or Honduras Mahogany back and sides

Sitka Spruce or Red Cedar top

Honduras Mahogany neck

Comfortable Contemporary C neck profile

Player's sideport in upper bout (Period series)

Ebony bound neck and headstock

Ebony headplate, fingerboard and bridge

Ebony rear head plate with volute

Bone nut and saddle

Waverly nickel tuners or equivalent

Curly Maple, Ebony or Rosewood bindings

Single line abalone or fine herringbone rosette (Period series)

Wilborn diamond emblem in headstock and rosette

Nitrocellulose lacquer gloss finish

Complementary wood or clear pick guard, if desired

Visesnut Active Flight Case or Ameritage Custom Case



Cocobolo: $500

Ziricote: $450

Figured Koa: $600 and up

Honduras Rosewood: $350

1937 Havana Cuban Mahogany: $400

Adirondack (Red) spruce: $400 and up

Engelmann Spruce top: $100 and up

Lutz Spruce top: $100 and up

Tunnel 14 Redwood: $500

Brazilian Rosewood: $2500

Other woods: Please ask

Custom bindings/purfling: Please ask

Multiscale fingerboard: $1000 *

Binding around heel: $100

Abalone purfling, top: $750

Abalone purfling, fingerboard and headstock: $300

Florentine cutaway: $600 *

Triple laminated sides: $600 *

Nomex double top: $1500

Arm bevel: $750 *

Back bevel: $750

French polish: $350

Special tuners: Please ask

Baggs Anthem pickup: $450

K and K Mini pickup: $250

Tapastring vintage jack and cord: $200

Calton custom fitted flight case: $800

* Period Series only; included in Comma Series starting price


I guarantee my instruments against defects in craftsmanship for a period of 5 years from date of purchase.

Ordering, Payment, Guarantee and Production Times

All orders must be guaranteed by a $1,000 non-refundable deposit. This ensures a spot in the production schedule, at which point a date of completion will be given. Payment in full is due upon completion and before shipping. Shipping and handling fees will be charged to the customer. The customer will have a one week period in which to return the instrument, if it is not deemed satisfactory, for a full refund minus the deposit.

Corkage Fee: A note on customer supplied wood

Over the years, I have amassed a large collection of very carefully selected tone woods. These are subject not only to a very rigorous selection process, but they are stored in a specific way, in a controlled environment to avoid any warping or cracking during the life of your instrument.

Sometimes customers wish to supply the wood for their own instruments. This introduces elements to a build that are outside of my control, so I developed a few rules in these cases:

  1. Wood is subject to my approval. I won’t build with anything that doesn’t meet my standards.
  2. Wood must be in my possession for a minimum of 2 months before the start of the build, so that it can acclimate to my shop.
  3. A corkage fee of $500 will be charged to use non-inventory wood. I have invested a lot in my wood-library, and part of my business model involves the resale of this inventory as part of the instrument. Corkage fees cover this loss, just as a restaurant will charge a fee for customer supplied wine.
  4. My normal warranty does not cover customer supplied wood.