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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:

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!

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