PRICING + OPTIONS
My building queue is currently closed to new orders due to overwhelming demand.
I will be accepting 10 new orders starting on January 1, 2024
Comma Series models start at $11,000 | Period Series models start at $8,500
STARTING PRICE INCLUDES:
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
Schertler Tuning Machines or equivalent
Curly Maple, Ebony or Rosewood bindings
Arm Bevel (Included in Comma Series Only)
Single line abalone or fine herringbone rosette (Period series)
Wilborn diamond emblem in headstock and rosette or 12 fret
Nitrocellulose lacquer gloss finish
Complementary wood or clear pick guard, if desired
Visesnut Active Flight Case or Ameritage Custom Case
POTENTIAL ADD-ONS INCLUDE:
Figured Koa: $600 and up
1937 Havana Cuban Mahogany: $400
Adirondack (Red) spruce: $800 and up
European spruces: $600 and up
Engelmann Spruce top: $100 and up
Lutz Spruce top: $200 and up
Tunnel 14 Redwood: $800
Brazilian Rosewood: $2500 and up
Other woods: Please ask
Custom bindings/purfling: Please ask
Multiscale fingerboard: $1000 *
Binding around heel: $100
Abalone purfling, top: $1000
Abalone purfling, fingerboard and headstock: $500
Florentine cutaway: $800 *
Triple laminated sides: $600 *
Nomex double top: $2500
Arm bevel: $750 *
Back bevel: $750
French polish: $1000
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: $1250
* 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:
- Wood is subject to my approval. I won’t build with anything that doesn’t meet my standards.
- 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.
- A corkage fee of $1000 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.
- My normal warranty does not cover customer supplied wood.