I am currently phasing out most custom orders, in favor
of building primarily from my own well of creativity and ideas. I am
currently not building Dreadnautilus guitars on order. I am also not
building any traditional guitar models or replicating any of my earlier
designs at this time, so as to be able to devote my often limited energies
to following my own creative inspiration. I do welcome inquiries regarding
unusual instruments, and instruments in which the client is willing to allow
me to follow my creative inspiration in design and construction. For this
kind of work I don't have a standard set of prices. Each instrument is priced
individually, and custom order quotes are estimated using a basic starting
price for a particular type of instrument, adding on any custom details,
special materials, etc.
I'm currently not accepting downpayment for instruments
in advance of construction. An approximate 30%
of the estimated total cost will reserve an instrument (under construction
or finished) for a client.
It may be possible to arrange to have a finished instrument
shipped to a client "on approval"; that is, paid for in full,
in advance of shipping, with the option of returning the instrument if not
satisfied, for a refund of price paid minus any shipping expenses and cost
of any repairs necessitated by damage occuring while the client was in possession
of the instrument.
As of September, 2003, approximate waiting time
from ordering to completion is difficult to predict. Due to a backlog
of orders, I am currently not taking new commissions, except where the
project is extremely compelling to me, and in line with my creative direction.
Instead, I will keep a list of interested persons, dated as I receive them.
I do sometimes have new or used instruments available for sale; check out
my for sale page.
NOTE: If you are someone who has corresponded with me in
the past regarding being put on my "waiting list" for an instrument
(or if you want to learn more about how you might possibily get me to build
you an instrument), please READ THIS.
To receive more information, get on the "wanting list",
get photos or details of specific instruments, or talk with me about ordering
an instrument, contact: