Baseline Pricing


Below are the base prices for the different styles that I offer. Keep in mind that these are only baseline specs and that every aspect of the guitar can be customized. I can incorporate thing like piezo pickups, neck-through body joints, exotic and burl top woods, wood binding , handmade exotic wood hardware, hand engraved hardware, wire inlay, tooled leather, antiqued hardware/finishes, and much more into any guitar. These types of upgrades however will be reflected in the price. Baseline guitars include:

- A mahogany body and neck with a curly maple top (or any other comparable woods that you would like to substitute).
-Set neck with carved heal
-your choice of rosewood or maple fretboard
-24.562, 25, or 25.5 inch scale length.
-choice of # of frets.
-Your choice of neck carve
- Grover tuners
-Two adjustable truss rod
-Abalone or pearl dot inlays
-Plastic binding
- Choice of bridge style
-Grover Tuners
-choice of electronics layout
-Choice of pickups.
-Nitro or oil finish

• Flattop solid body: $2200.00
• Semi hollow and chambered flat tops: $2400.00
• Carved top solid or chambered bodies: $2900.00
• Semi-hollow carved tops (routed back): $3450.00
• Archtop Hollow body electrics (routed back): $3600.00
• Archtop Hollow and semi-hollow electrics with bent sides : $4000




1 - Contact
Email me directly at: or call/text me at 765-729-4490 between 9am and 6pm EST. If I don’t answer please leave a voicemail and I will get back with you as soon as possible. Describe in as much detail as possible the project you have in mind. The more detail the better! Visual references or a simple sketched out design are also extremely helpful. Things that are important to mention include body style, type of wood, bridge type, tuners pickups, electronic configuration, scale length, and so forth.

2 – Quotes
Once I know what you are looking for in a guitar I can quote you a price. Prices vary greatly and depend upon the complexity of the item, the materials involved, and the amount of time it will take to complete.

3 – Design
Once we have agreed on the price the design process begins. This is where the initial concepts get ironed out and turned into a guitar. For new body styles I require a $150 non refundable deposit. This deposit will go towards the total cost of the guitar and covers time spent working on your concept, rendering it to a full scale design and making new templates (this includes designs from my sketchbook). If your commission is a custom body style then I will refine it to your satisfaction. If it is a currently existing body style then we will simply work out the finer points of the design.

4 – Payments
Before the building process can begin 40% of the total cost must be paid up front. This 40% is to cover the initial costs of building, and is a nonrefundable down payment.If you back out in the middle of the build, or cannot make the final payments you cannot and will not be reimbursed. The final 60 % can be paid at any time during the build process. I will notify you when your instrument is complete, at which point you will have 3 months to pay the remaining 60%. After the three month period has expired I will again send you notification, this time stating that you that you may still pay the remaining balance on the guitar, but until I receive that payment, I reserve the right to sell it to other interested parties at your expense unless prior arrangements have been made.
I accept Paypal, money orders, and cashier checks. All checks and money orders should be made out to Shad Peters. Those who wish to use Paypal should know their quote will be 2.9% higher to cover the transaction fees. By sending the initial down payment you are consenting to these terms.

5- Design changes
Once I have started on your project any changes you might like to make to the design will be made at my discretion. Changes to the design can (and likely will) result in a change of the price. Substantial changes to the design may also significantly change the approximate start and finish dates. Additionally, if irreversible work is already done, the whole process must start from scratch at your expense.



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