This is where the process gets exciting! After a careful interview, I make recommendations based on your preferences and playing style. This is just a starting point. Together, we explore numerous options and complete the sheet.
After careful consideration and the specifications are finalized, a firm quote can be given. Once the quote is accepted, the customer signs the Commission Agreement and submits it along with the deposit.
Upon receipt of the deposit and Commission Agreement, the customer's price and position in the build queue are locked in.
Shape - OM, Small Jumbo, Dread, 000, Baritone
Top- Western red cedar, Lutz Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Bear Claw Sitka, Redwood, Red Spruce, Koa
Back/sides - East Indian Rosewood, Walnut, Oak, Mahogany, Bubinga
Binding- Flamed Maple, Manzanita, Bloodwood, Bubinga, Ebony, Rosewood, Koa
Kerfing - Sitka Spruce, Mahogany
Back bracing- SItka Spruce, Mahogany
Top bracing- Sitka Spruce, Lutz Spruce, Red Spruce
Bridge plate-Rosewood, maple
Sound Port – Round, Oval, custom, McKnight Cross
Fretboard-Rosewood, Ebony, Bubinga, Ziricote, Rosewood
Fretboard binding – Flamed Maple, Manzanita, Bloodwood, Bubinga, Ebony, Rosewood, Koa
Headplate- East Indian Rosewood, Ebony
Headplate binding- Flamed maple, Manzanita, Bloodwood, Bubinga, Ebony, Rosewood, Koa
Neck – 5 piece laminate - mahogany/maple/walnut
Nut- Bone -1 3/4", 1 13/16", 1 7/8", custom
Back Splice - Afzelia burl, Spalte Maple, Walnut, Koa
Bridge- Rosewood 2 1/8" Spacing, 2 1/4"
Bridge pins-rosewood, abalone dots
Tuners Gotoh 510 3L/3R gold, 18:1
Tuner buttons- Gold
Rosette- Spalted maple segmented .31”
Soundhole binding - one 010" maple strip.
Purfling W/B .020”, Herringbone, Walnut, Maple
Back strip – none
Fret wire – Hard - Gold tint
Fretboard side dots- white.
Fretboard markers- ¼" abalone, Bloodwood, MOP
Fretboard inlay - 12th fret dove
Headstock inlay- Abalone S
Armrest - Laskin nspired radiused
Pickup system- TBD
Scale length- 25.4 or 24.9"
Cutaway- Venetian or Florentine
Neck joinery - Mortise and tenon bolt on
Truss rod - double acting - access from sound hole.
Top radius- 28
Bracing – X brace, Saville design, Somogyi influenced
Size - OM - SJ
Finish- Water based satin
Strings - Elixir PB Light
Case - Ameritage, TKL