Custom Instrument Construction by Commission
In my 23 year trek into the world of custom lutherie, I have made many different styles of string instruments. Most have followed in the tradition of the Orchestra Model (OM) and the 000 utilizing the X bracing structure developed and perfected by C.F. Martin.
That being said, I have also built "M" models, Dreadnaughts, both biscuit and spider resonators, 3/4 size "Terz" guitars, acoustic bass and solid body and semi hollow electrics. If you are looking for a carved top, I am not your guy unless you are willing to experiment. I can recommend a builder who excels in this area.
Michael McCarten of Athol, MA. He can build any type archtop with a degree of care and the catering to your exact needs that is hard to find for a reasonable price. You can reach him at: email@example.com.
Otherwise, I am pretty comfortable with anything else. Custom fretboard width or radius? Smaller bodies for smaller people? Custom scales? I can do it all. Tell me about your dream!