GUITARS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

 

"May I suggest that you consider one of our shop builds that are available for immediate purchase. These are built with materials chosen without customer constraint. These are my best works and are typically priced lower than customer specific instruments." .... read more...

We offer a 48 hr return policy (within the US) after purchasing if not thoroughly happy with your guitar. This includes a full refund of the purchase price (does not include shipping).


 

Granadillo/Euro-Swiss Spruce SJ $9,610

(Shop Build)

Flamed Koa Binding; Granadillo Top Trim; Granadillo/Paua Abalone Rosette; Flamed Koa Arm Bevel & SoundPort; Granadillo Fingerboard Trim, Headstock Trim, & Charis "C" Logo; Charis Doves In Flight/MOP Fingerboard Markers; Granadillo/Ebony Head-stock Back; Charis Custom Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners with Granadillo/Koa lined buttons; Custom Granadillo Dots in the Bridge Pins and Fingerboard Side Markers; Granadillo w/Ebony Binding Heel Cap; Comes in a Main Stage Custom Fiberglass Flight Case.

Sound Description and Notes:

“This guitar has clarity & focus from the Euro-Swiss top combined with the throaty complexity of the Granadillo. It has clear trebles with more warmth & complexity in the mids. It responds well to flat picking as well as spirited fingerstyle techniques.” -Bill


 

Quilted Sapele/Sitka Spruce $9,515

(Shop Build)

Cocobolo Binding & Top Trim; Cocobolo/Abalone Rosette; Cocobolo Arm Bevel & SoundPort; Sapele Fingerboard Trim, Headstock Trim, & Charis "C" Logo; Silhouette Doves in MOP Fingerboard Markers; Sapele/Ebony Head-stock Back; Charis Custom Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners with Sapele/Ebony lined buttons; Custom Cocobolo Dots in the Bridge Pins and Fingerboard Side Markers; Sapele w/Ebony Binding Heel Cap; Comes in a Main Stage Custom Fiberglass Flight Case.

Sound Description and Notes:

"This guitar has a dynamic & strong Sitka Spruce top paired with the clear ringing fundamentals of the Sapele, which is especially evident in the mids & sparkling trebles. It is a lively fingerstyle instrument that is under control when using a flatpick." -Bill

 


 

Brazilian/Cedar SJ -Sold

We worked with inlay artist, Larry Robinson, for the Fingerboard and Head-stock inlay. This build details include: Koa Binding; Brazilian Top Trim; California Black Oak Burl Rosette; Brazilian/Ebony Head-stock Back; Custom Engraved Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners with Brazilian/Koa lined buttons; Ebony Bridge and Fingerboard Side Markers with custom Brazilian Dots; Brazilian Rosewood w/Ebony Binding Heel Cap; Comes in a Main Stage Custom Fiberglass Flight Case.


 

2015 Highly Figured Mango/ Engelmann SJ
Demo/Show Guitar - Sold


This has been our show piece for Demos and Guitar Shows for the last two years.

Flamed Koa Binding, Top Trim, Headstock Trim, Back Stripe, & Rosette; Koa Arm, Rib Bevel, and Sound-port; Segmented Koa Fingerboard Trim; Koa Scrip "S" Fingerboard Inlay; Charis Custom Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners with custom Koa Buttons; Custom Koa Dots in the Bridge Pins and Fingerboard Side Markers; Scale Length 25.6 (14 frets to body); Nut width 1 3/4 inch; Saddle spacing 2 1/4 inch; Comes in a Mainstage Fiberglass Custom Flight Case.

Sound Description and Notes:

"It is very expressive. Responds well to a light touch and doesn’t mind being pushed. It would not be my choice for a hard driving flat picker. The tone is balanced. It is a dryer tone like Mahogany, not reverby like the rosewoods. The Engelmann top has a nice richness to the overtones but doesn’t bury the fundamental in complexity.

Mango is recognized as a tonewood, but it is not one of the more common choices. This Mango came from Hawaii. I selected this set, and a few more like it, directly from the person who cut the logs. It is light weight, unlike some of the Mango from other parts of the world. It had a similar feel to Koa when I worked with it in the shop."


 

2011 Used Myrtle/Euro Swiss Spruce SJ
Sold


Soft Cutaway; 3 pc -Mahogany/Ebony/Mahogany Neck; Ebony Binding; Ebony Arm Bevel; Paua Abalone/Ebony Rosette; Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners; with Cedar Creek Hardshell Case

 


 

2010 Used Imbuia/Engelmann Spruce SJ
Sold

Soft Cutaway; 3 pc -Mahogany/Wenge/Mahogany Neck; Wenge Binding; Wenge Arm Bevel & SoundPort; Imbuia/Wenge Rosette; Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners; with Cedar Creek Hardshell Case


 

2012 Used Figured Mahogany/Engelmann SJ
Sold

Soft Cutaway; 3 pc -Mahogany/Ebony/Mahogany Neck; Ebony Binding; Ebony Arm Bevel; Paua Abalone/Ebony Rosette; Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners; with Cedar Creek Hardshell Case