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Above is a bouzouki guitar that was finished in January of 2014. Except for the hardware, it was fabricated entirely from scratch at my old workshop on 4534 Nicollet Avenue and is 99% hide glue construction. I am currently focusing on repair and restoration work along with getting my new workshop in order. For the time being, I am not taking any new custom instrument orders. I will however, modify an existing instrument to your specific taste as long as the job does not pose any moral conflicts in my mind. For EXAMPLE: I will not make your '66 Melody Maker a 12-string.

Custom projects are billed at my usual shop rate of $40 an hour. The following are examples of custom projects that I would be interested in:

Custom pickguard for a 1968 VOX "Thunder Jet" cut, shaped & polished out of a .125" solid celluloid sheet from Axiom Inc. in Maple Plain, MN

Custom pickguard for a 1968 VOX "Thunder Jet" cut, shaped & polished out of a .125" solid celluloid sheet from Axiom Inc. in Maple Plain, MN

VOX custom pickguard. Close up of celluloid material.

VOX custom pickguard. Close up of celluloid material.

Custom pickup for bass string on a guitar.

Custom pickup for bass string on a guitar.

Custom pickup installed and wired to it's own output.

Custom pickup installed and wired to it's own output.

Custom pickguard and restoration to a Flying V that had been hanging out in this guy's basement.

Custom pickguard and restoration to a Flying V that had been hanging out in this guy's basement.

Custom 9-string "mini" neck and pick guard for vintage Peavey body having sentimental value to owner.

Custom 9-string "mini" neck and pick guard for vintage Peavey body having sentimental value to owner.

The neck pickup cavity had already been routed / modified on this 1964 Jaguar but the owner wasn't happy with the sound of the pickup, so he brought it to me and I made an amazing sounding pickup that fit the already modified neck cavity.

The neck pickup cavity had already been routed / modified on this 1964 Jaguar but the owner wasn't happy with the sound of the pickup, so he brought it to me and I made an amazing sounding pickup that fit the already modified neck cavity.

Custom bridge position pickup for a Stratocaster. I made the bobbin on this one out of purpleheart.

Custom bridge position pickup for a Stratocaster. I made the bobbin on this one out of purpleheart.

The original pick guard had been modified poorly for a new pickup. Customer didn't like how that pickup sounded and wanted a lipstick pickup at the neck position with a new custom pick guard.

The original pick guard had been modified poorly for a new pickup. Customer didn't like how that pickup sounded and wanted a lipstick pickup at the neck position with a new custom pick guard.