Options & Pricing

***No Longer Taking Orders***

Please note that as of May 2016 I am no longer taking orders. I have the fortunate problem of having more orders than I can deal with at the moment and am facing a two year backlog. This has been exacerbated by my being recalled by my airline leaving me only 10 to 15 days per month available for work in the shop. My prices have gone up as well; I've been able to maintain prices for the last ten years but can no longer justify it with the huge inflation in wood prices over the last decade.

Prices start at $4200. This is for a standard guitar with Indian rosewood back and sides, Engelmann or Sitka spruce top, laminated neck, wood binding and purfling, bound ebony fingerboard, ebony bridge, bound and purfled headstock, Gotoh tuners, high-gloss nitrocellulose finish, Tortis pickguard and Cedar Creek Custom hardshell case. Available options are custom tuning machines, acoustic pickups, cutaways, shell inlay, purfling, rosettes and, of course, woods.

Some common options:

Cutaway (Florentine or Venetian) $300
Abalone Rosette $200
Abalone Purfling on top or back $500
Diamond Position Markers $200
Schaller Tuning Machines $100
Gotoh Delta Series Tuning Machines $80
LR Baggs I-Beam Pickup $200
Adirondack Red Spruce Top $200+
Redwood Top $200+
European Spruce Top $200+

All prices will be known when the guitar is started; that's when all the materials are ordered (if I don't have them in stock).

I seldom order "Mastergrade" tops or back and side sets unless they are specifically desired by one of my customers. Wood usually falls into this category when it has no imperfections at all and the grain is tight. Top grade wood tends to cost twice as much and has no discernable difference in tone or strength. Ironically, the more tonewoods cost the more they look like Formica. I like the slight imperfections that can be found in slightly lesser grade woods for purely aesthetic reasons. Additionally, being less fussy about imperfections greatly increases yields which helps slow the consumption of these diminishing resources.

Ordering

Upon receipt of a $500 deposit I'll put you in the queue. You should contact me either by phone or email so we can discuss what you're looking for and finalize options and pricing. Upon receipt of final payment I'll ship your guitar by UPS either overnight or by second day air depending upon the time of year and the climate. Shipping costs will be before you make the final payment.

Guitars take approximately four to six months to complete but this is an estimate, not a guarantee. I take as long as I need to get your guitar as close to perfection as I can.

Feel free to email me at seth@nauglerguitars.com or call me at (267) 261-8812.

 

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