The commission process
My approach to building is deliberate and methodical. I build a limited number of instruments per year to ensure consistent quality in all aspect of construction from wood choices to finish and set up. A majority of my work is commissioned for professional musicians, a testament to my understanding of sound and attention to aesthetic detail.
I guarantee the construction and the materials of my work for the lifetime of the original owner. As an individual builder, my reputation is dependent on my customer service and I make every effort to ensure that each of my clients is satisfied.
Initially, I ask for one-third of the total cost which enables me to work your instrument into my timeline. Pricing as follows.
Flatop guitar / Bouzouki / Octave Mandolin - $3,000
Archtop guitar / Archtop Bouzouki - $5,500
A mandolin / Mandola - $3,500
F Mandolin - $5,000
Carved Octave Mandolin - $4,000
Other Instruments - Inquire
Upgrades: Hardware, cases, wood, inlay, finishes, trim..