The Building Process
Building a custom guitar is such a rewarding process for both the luthier as well as the customer due to the limitless possibilities. The information below will give you an idea of how much a custom guitar will cost depending on additional features. If you do not see a custom feature below that you are interested in please email me to discuss your dream guitar in more detail.
Base Price - $1295
Includes - Any body style (excluding semi-hollow), Alder, Walnut, Maple/Alder wood choice. Color stain/lacquer finish or Metallic paint, standard hardware, standard electronic components, Kent Armstrong Pickups, natural contrasting wood dots, maple/rosewood fretboard, 1 volume 1 tone, 3-way toggle. Choice of the following: Neck size, fretboard radius (10, 12, 14, 16 inch radii), 24.625, 25.5, 26.25 or 27" scale length (30" Short bass or 34" standard bass scale) fret dot wood selection, knob placement of your choice, headstock shape of your choice.
Additional Features:
Carve Top - $125
Mother of Pearl Dots - $20
Forearm Relief - $50
Tummy Relief - $50
Forearm/Tummy - $80
Semi-Hollow - $150
F-Hole - $125
Hand Relief (lower horn back)- $30
Binding (natural) - $40
Binding ABS - $80
Black Buffalo Horn Nut - $20
Grover Tuners - $80
Schaller Locking - $100
Sperzal Trim Tuners - $100
Bigsby Bridge - $150
Tremelo - $50
Wood Cavity Cover - $50
Gold/Black Hardware - $40/$25
Tune-o-Matic (string through available)- $N/C
EMG Active Pickups - $250
Bare Knuckle Pickups - $100-200 each
Economy Active Pickups - $150
Additional Tone/Volume Knob - $30
DPDT Knob (Coil Splitting/Tapping/Splitting) - $50
Fret Size - 2.2mm (vintage), 2.4mm (modern), 2.7mm (Jumbo), 2.9mm (Bass standard) - No Charge 
Ebony, Macassar, Cocobolo, Ziricote FB - $75
Santos Mahogany, Chechen, Birdseye/Flame maple, Bocote FB - $30
Multi-Species Neck - $20-50 varies upon species choice 
7-String (standard or jumbo neck) - $100
Oil Finish - No Charge
Metallic Finish - Varies $20-80
Quilted/Figured 3D Top- Varies upon availability
Sunburst - $50
In selecting your dream instrument consider some of the above prices as a variable. If I have a particular wood, hardware, or finish in stock the price may be lower.
With how many different options and creative features there are in building guitars the completion time does vary (Nitro Cellulose Lacquer should set for 2-3 weeks before handling). If you and I choose to go with a fairly standard instrument it may take as little as 2 months for completion while an instrument with customized wiring schematics, finish treatments and even time of year could delay completion date by 1-2 addition months.
A $350 deposit is due after our final instrument build consultation. 

 We now proudly offer Bare Knuckle Pickups

Handwound in the UK as an option for your guitar!

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Custom Build Packages
Series Short Description Base Price
Standard Series Any of the following bodies: ~California, California Jr. Lone Wolf, Lone Wolf 2.0. ~Alder bodied flat top featuring a 1/4" round over edge for smooth playability. 
~ 25.5" scale 3-piece Maple neck with Chechen Rosewood fretboard.       
~ Emerson Custom Pots & Caps 3- Way switching.      
~ Seymour Duncan Pickups, Hot Rodded HB Set or a set Bare Knuckle Super         Massive 90's.             ~Hipshot Fixed Bridge
~Hipshot ClassicTuners 
~ MADE IN CALIFORNIA                                        
$1295 CONTACT
Players Series Any of the following bodies: ~California, California Jr. Lone Wolf, Lone Wolf 2.0. Alder bodied guitar with forearm relief cut, tummy cut, natural wood binding*, 1/4" abalone dots,  3- Piece Maple or Sapele neck with Ziricote fretboard.      
~ Emerson Custom Pots & Caps 3- Way switching.      
~ Seymour Duncan Pickups, Hot Rodded HB Set or a set Bare Knuckle Super Massive 90's.             ~Hipshot Fixed Bridge
~Hipshot Locking Tuners
~ MADE IN CALIFORNIA       
* If applicable
$1,595 CONTACT
Collectors Series Any of the following bodies: ~California, California Jr. Lone Wolf, Lone Wolf 2.0. Alder bodied guitar with forearm relief cut, tummy cut, hand relief cut, natural wood binding*, 1/4" Mother of pearl dots. Quilted Maple 1/4" top. ~ 3 - Piece Maple or Sapele neck with Macassar Ebony fretboard.  
~ Emerson Custom Pots & Caps 3- Way switching.      
~ Any Seymour Duncan Pickup set or Bare Knuckle Pickups set.             ~Hipshot Fixed Bridge
~Hipshot Locking Tuners 
~ MADE IN CALIFORNIA       
* If applicable
$1,995 Contact
*Forearm and tummy cut relief options may not be available on chambered/semi-hollow bodies.
*Figured 3D staining options may only be available on certain wood species.
*Any addition options may be added to any of the three models - please refere to additional price adjustments located at the top of this page. 
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California Jr

Sold!!
This beautiful multi-species California Jr is topped with Flame Maple, Black Walnut, Spalted Maple strips and African Padauk, Natural Maple Binding all mated to an Alder back. Currently it has a 3-peice laminate Maple Neck topped with a Santos Mahogany fret board in 25.5" scale, 16" FB Radius, jumbo frets and Mother of Pearl Dots. It is currently routed for 1 P-90 Pickup in the bridge but can add additional Neck or Middle pickup routes. 


Price - Sold!!

Varies Upon Completion