One of the advantages of ordering from a small shop like ours is that you can pretty much "build" your guitar any way you want. To illustrate this, I have put together a list of the different elements of a guitar which can be modified at the customers request. While I have never actually put together a "spec sheet" like this (before now), these are all elements which I discuss with any potential customer.
If a feature is highlighted it is a link to a page with a photo and some description.
Top Wood: (Sitka, Englemann, German, Cedar)
Back and Sides Wood: (Mahogany, Koa, Walnut, Maple, Indian Rosewood, Brazilian Rosewood, Ziracote, Ebony, Others) From time to time I will post photos of several wood choices for an out of town customer (such as differient pieces of koa.) For this, go here:
Back Design: (Two or three Piece)
Cutaway: Soft (Venetian) or pointed (Florentine))
Scale Length: (24.75", 25.4"; Custom)
Fingerboard Width: (1 11/16 standard, 1 3/4, 1 13/16, 1 7/8)
Top Purfling (Plain, Herringbone, Pearl, Other)
Back Center Strip (Herringbone, Pearl, Other)
Binding (Wood [many varieties], Plastic [many varieties])
Peghead Overlay (Wood - many Species; Tortoise Plastic)
Fingerboard Wood: (Ebony, Rosewood, other)
Bridge Pins (Ebony, Ebony w/ MOP, Rosewood, Rosewood w/ MOP, Plastic, Bone, Other)
End Wedge: (Wood [many varieties], plastic [many varieties])
Heel Cap: (Different woods, inlay, etc)
Finish (Clear, Sunburst, Colors, Gloss, Satin.)
Pickguard (Clear, Colored, Inlay, None)
Tuning Machines ( Schaller, Grover, Waverly, Chrome, Gold)
Pickup (Fishman, Baggs, Sunrise, etc. etc.)
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2219 East Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN. 55404