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
- Choice of bridge style
-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: PetersInstruments@live.com 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
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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