I try to keep my pricing reasonable, fair, and transparent, which is why I list all my prices on my web site.
I ask for a $200 deposit to hold a place on the waiting list and to lock in the price at its current level. Half of the balance is due when I begin building the instrument, and the rest is due upon completion. Prices include a case and shipping within the continental US.
All models are available with either f holes or oval hole.
|14" guitar-bodied octave mandolin||$6,000|
|16" archtop guitar, mandocello, or bouzouki/octave mandolin||$6,500|
|F-model octave mandolin||$11,000|
|Other instruments||please inquire|
|Pickguard with binding||
|Left handed||no charge|
|Hardware upgrade (e.g. Waverly tuners)||please inquire|
|Custom inlays||please inquire|
My approach to building has always been deliberate and methodical. I build a limited number of instruments per year, which allows me time to fine-tune the sound and make sure every aspect of my instruments is as it should be. This also lets me be flexible, and I love working directly with customers to develop new designs and improve existing ones.
I guarantee the construction and materials of my work for the lifetime of the original owner, and I make warranty repairs (the few that there are) promptly. As an individual builder my business is dependent on my reputation, and I make every effort to ensure that each of my customers is satisfied. To this end, I am one of few builders to offer a two-week trial period with a money-back guarantee.