Latest Update (2014):
I make a few custom guitars a year. Although I really would like to make more, my repair jobs consume time. Due to my repair schedule, it is really hard for me to accept orders on custom work on a regular basis. But, if you are interested and willing to wait a little, I am open to ideas and suggestions.
I place high emphasis on the quality of the wood used in my guitars. They should have a pleasing resonance and be structurally stable, so that the end result is a guitar that sounds good and stays stable. I have a supply of maple, rosewood, ebony and mahogany for future use. Alder and ash I obtain from vendors I trust. I try not to make a guitar during the summer, when the weather is humid.
I have helped customers replace a neck or a body on a detatchable electric instrument, or build a guitar out of commercially available parts. Phone me for details.
FYI, I do not recommend “switching” a body or neck unless it is absolutely necessary, don’t change something that works. I am very flexible about these things, so just ask.
Custom Detatchable Neck Guitars
Since 2004, I have sold a limited number of detatchable neck types and each year I produce a few more. Why only a few? I am a single person operation and repairs occupy the bulk of my time. Prices start at $3,500 for a detatchable neck . I can do “distressed” finishes if the customer wishes one.
Custom Set Neck Guitars
I also have a very limited line of set neck guitars, which you see some pictures of on this page. These are still under development and are not for sale at the moment. If you would like to know more about them, please ask.