Prices & Terms

PLACING AN ORDER

My basic guitar is a hand made work of art that has a unique rosette and a Spruce or Cedar top chosen for its musical potential. It is a beautiful one of a kind guitar based on the Spanish tradition of building. Many customers tell me what scale length they want and leave the rest to me. Other customers have several concerns that need to be addressed and lots of questions. I honor the wishes and questions of all customers, and I am happy to work with guitarists who need a lot of information, or just a little information before we begin. I’ll be checking in with you to ask questions as I begin your guitar. If the wait list is long at the time, I will talk to you several months ahead to get a feel for how your guitar is to be made, then recheck with you as I start your guitar.

Please email me with any questions concerning commissioning a guitar in this page. I will be glad to have a dialog with you about your order. These prices are current as of January 2014. See the email form on contact page.

PRICES AND TERMS

Flamenco or Classical guitar base price: $4300.00

Included in the base price

  • Tuners of builders choice (usually Gotoh)
  • French polish finish (with warm colored blonde shellac)
  • Original rosette
  • For Blanca – Mediterranean Cypress, Flame Maple
  • For Negra – Indian Rosewood or similar wood
  • Basic gig guitar case for shipping

Special orders (substitutions) are possible for all parts on customer request with appropriate price adjustments for materials.
Six string guitars require a $300.00 deposit*, plus part of the cost for substitute materials if they are costly.

Seven string guitar base price: $4800.00

Included in the base price

  • Tuners of builders choice (usually Schertler)
  • French polish finish (with warm colored blonde shellac)
  • Original rosette
  • For Blanca – Mediterranean Cypress, Flame Maple
  • For Negra – Indian Rosewood or similar wood
  • Basic gig guitar case for shipping

Special Orders (substitutions) are possible for all parts on customer request with appropriate price adjustments for materials.
Seven string guitars require a 25% deposit* of the total cost.

*The deposit to be placed on the waiting list is $300.00 non refundable US dollars. Both before and after you have paid the deposit I will spend some time emailing, and Skype video conferencing if needed, with you about your guitar. The deposit goes toward the final balance of the guitar. Wait time as of January 2014 is three months.

SHIPPING AND RETURN POLICY

Shipping from Japan will be via Japan Post Co., Ltd. Japan Post is very reliable and safe. If the customer wishes to know about for other shipping options we can discuss it. Customer pays for shipping, but I can provide you with rough estimates ahead of time so you can figure shipping into your budget. Also consider Customs Duties in your country.

Returns are possible. If you absolutely can’t work with the guitar I will accept it back within seven days notice at customers shipping expense if the guitar has remained in mint condition. I will refund the price of the guitar minus the $300.00 list deposit when the guitar sells to the next customer.