Now with over 20 years’ experience, and more than 450 instrument created, you can be assured that your Charis is among the finest instruments being created anywhere in the world. The price of a typical Charis instrument is $7000 to $9000. While I cannot guarantee to create that perfect instrument that you are hearing in your head, you have my word that your instrument will be personally crafted with the greatest care. It is considered an honor to be trusted with your business. 

There have been many ups and downs over these 20 plus years of lutherie. The finer points of lacquer thickness and humidity have caused many sleepless nights. Weeks of work have become firewood in a fraction of a second. But the joy of watching masters like Michael Card, Phil Keaggy, and Scott Bernard play my instruments, has made the tough times worthwhile.

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.

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Update on my spectacularly beautiful guitar...
The guitar has really opened up over the last few months, with a lot of playing, and now has a quite beautiful sound. My Petros and Lowden are jealous, because I pretty much only play my Charis. Very different character from those other two guitars. Not as loud as either one - the Charis is smaller - but rich and very clear and well-balanced. I found that it works best for me in Open C# tuning - Open D, tuned down a half-step. Over time, as it opens further, it may find its optimal place is Open D. New songs, and different songs, are coming to me because of the unique and delicate character of this guitar.
— JE