Ordering a custom-made guitar is a very special and personal experience. I am open to designing new guitar types, especially for you. See the information below about the instrument types I make. Endless options are available for customization.
If you do not want to wait for a custom-made instrument, check the available guitars
These instruments are completely handcrafted and have the same great playability and sound that all my guitars are known for. The woods chosen for these guitars may contain visual imperfections but are still tonally and functionally excellent in order to keep the cost low (3500 EUR net for classical guitars, and 3700 EUR net for acoustic guitars). Please note that the ‘Natural’ guitar model is available exclusively on occasion and not for continuous ordering. Kindly check the available guitars
The Queen of Guitars
The Queen of Guitars is made from master-grade woods, giving it a unique, beautiful sound. The base price for this instrument starts at 4.250 EUR net for classical guitars, and 4.250 EUR net for acoustic, cross-over, flamenco, and nylon-string jazz.
The Ancient Queen of Guitars
The Ancient Queens of Guitars are my best-sounding and most expensive instruments, having the best sound and one-of-a-kind (mostly ancient) woods. Might be inlaid with natural Baltic amber, natural gemstones, solid silver/gold, and authentic mammoth bone. The base price for this instrument starts at 6.500 EUR net for classical guitars, and 6.750 EUR net for acoustic, cross-over, flamenco, and nylon-string jazz.
The Double-Top version costs 1250 EUR net extra.
When you order a guitar, I ask for a 50% deposit. This secures your place on the waiting list and also locks in the current price. The deposit covers the initial expenses, such as materials and design work for your guitar, and is non-refundable.
Guitar with an offset soundhole
Instead of a standard soundhole, your guitar can be made with unusual sound ports (also with African Ebony ‘wing’ bracing). This modification allows for significant enlargement of the resonant area of the guitar top and better sound projection to the musician.
Custom inlays are a great way to personalize your instrument and enhance its appearance with a unique piece of artwork. You are more than welcome to create your own completely custom design with me.
- Alpine Spruce from Tirol
- Alpine Spruce from Tirol with ‘bearclaw’ effect
- Alaskan Sitka Spruce
- Alaskan Sitka Spruce with ‘bearclaw’ effect
- Adirondack Spruce
- Western Red Cedar
- Yellow Cedar
- Western White Pine
- Redwood (old-growth)
- Ancient Kauri
- Ancient Spruce
- Sinker Redwood
- Sinker Cedar
Other woods available upon request
A double top with special resonant material (NOT NOMEX) inside for better acoustic properties.
You may choose from several top layer wood types – for example, Alpine Spruce from Tirol (top) / Old-growth Redwood (bottom) would give a sound with both Spruce and Redwood advantages.
Most woods used to build my guitars have a sapwood option. If you like this, I may search for some unique pieces for you.
If you want special tuning machines for your guitar – send me an inquiry, as I cooperate with marvelous artists such as Jorg W. Graf.
The photo on the right shows the standard acoustic tuning machines: single posts, gold, brass roller, ratio 1:18, with natural mother of pearl screw reinforcements
All my instruments are equipped as standard with a wide (over 20 mm [13/16″]), smooth ebony arm bevel (armrest).
This allows the soundboard to vibrate freely by reducing the damping effect of the forearm as it contacts the side and soundboard when playing
It can also be more comfortable due to the rounded shape of the bevel, as there is no edge that could cut into the forearm while playing, the pressure is better distributed. This can avoid irritation of the nerve tracts, which might affect the forearm and in extreme cases even leads to numb fingers. The bevel also prevents strain in the arm and neck, which can permanently damage the muscles when using a guitar without an armrest.
- Provides easier access beyond the 12th fret
- The distance from the strings to the soundboard is increased providing an advantage for the right hand
- Increased mass provides superior sustain
- The top of the guitar is NOT sloped down (as many luthiers do to achieve the ‘elevated fingerboard’)
If you are considering buying a multi-string guitar, please contact me. Below are some examples of multi-string instruments I have made.
All of my guitars can be made in mini size with shorter scale length and a smaller body and neck.
They can also be made with a folding neck.
A special chemical coating of the soundboard may be applied inside to protect the guitar’s top from sudden moisture changes (without affecting the sound)
I create highly-resonant, antistatic varnish (own recipe), hand-polished. It may be matt or high-gloss. It is water-based and does not need a sealer. Environmentally friendly, nonflammable, crystal-clear, and non-yellowing (with UV filters).
I can professionally assemble the audio system and/or help you decide which would be best for your guitar.
At the photo Carlos VIP Double M – Acoustic Guitar pickup – Multi-source