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Prices and business methods as of
May 15, 2011
and until further noice

My Work, and Your Obligation!
(when you're ready!)

Price structure of the time of retainer is locked in unless you balk when your time comes.
I cut off new orders when I am 2 years behind.

I make unique guitars. There is no "standard" guitar, and these models listed here are where we start. Even if you order a standard model, it won't be built exactly like the one your buddy ordered. This is because I am going to do my best to make it to suit you. I am paying close attention (and taking notes. . . after I receive your deposit).                                        Bruce Sexauer


My Business Methods!

Typically, my Guitar features include:

H. Mahogany/Indian or Honduras Rosewood/Jatoba back and sides Wood bindings w/mitered purflings
Italian or Adirondack Spruce soundboard Back center strip matching bindings (quite a few choices)
Honduras Mahogany Neck MOP or Abalone logo/side dots/fingerboard inlays
Ebony fingerboard w/Ebony or body matched binding Waverly or Schertler or Gotoh tuners
Ebony bridge w/inlayed ebony (or other!) pins Oil varnish finish (applied by myself)
Hide glue construction where possible Hoffee/Hiscox/Cedar Creek HSC at my actual cost.
I do make simpler guitars (WRX) than the above described, and they can be a little less expensive.
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I have 3 size catagories:
Companion/$9000.us Regulation/$10500.us Grand/$11000.us
Parlor, FT-13, FT-0, 13 1/2" wide or less
FT-14, FT-00, FT-15, FT-000, Concert size
FT-16, Dreadnaught, Jumbo

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A great variation of design is available within the size parameters. 
"Regulation" for instance, can be a 14 fret or a 12 fret, 14" or 15" width, Martinesque, Jumbo-ish, or Classical!
Not to mention symmetrial or asymmetrical.
Because I work w/o molds and most conventional fixtures, I can offer a much broader design spectrum
than you may be used to!
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Visit my  Woodlocker and see a few of the many possible wood upgrades.
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While my typical guitar will meet most people's notion of a handmade guitar,
the next few lines will give you an idea of the possibilities.


A few of the many possible Options:
Multi-scale fretting
"JB" package (Fully asymmetrical multi-scale guitar)
$600 
$1250
         
Lacquer Finish (I am no longer willing)
My standard finish is sprayed Oil-based Varnish.
I can brush it, but it is time consuming.
N/A                       No Charge             $750
Cutaway side:
Slotted Peghead

$800
$600

Brazilian Rosewood
better/best Honduras Rosewood (Tucarensis)
$2500 to $7000
$250 to $500
Engelmann Spruce/Sitka Spruce/Western Red Cedar
Port Orford/Pencil cedar (really!)
$NC
 $200
    


Highly figured Sapele, Chechen, Ziricote-
Koa-etc.
Varies
$600 to $1500
Ancient Kauri Top (125 lines per inch)
$800

Malaysian Blackwood is great!
$900
Absolute best German/Alpine/Eurospruce $350
Indian Rosewood
$NC to $350
Better Adirondack
Ultimate Adirondack
$300
$1000

Australian Blackwood (I have great stuff)
African Blackwood (just one perfectly flatsawn set)
$600
$1500
Waverly Gold

$100


The "Tree" Quilted Mahogany (no cutaway please) Flamed Honduras Mahogany
$1500
$450
Rodgers Tuners (a variety in stock)
$1600+/-
Claro Walnut (very fancy)
$650
Abalone Rosette
Abalone top purfling
$200 $600
California Grown Black Walnut (med. flame)  Highly figured Myrtle
$NC                      $450
Schertler BlueStick, or most other UST's $300ish

Pyramid Bridge $400
Carbon fiber neck reinforcement (that works)
$300

Style "45" abalone purfling and inlay
$4250
Herringbone top purfling (w/o cutaway)
Abalone top purfling and rosette center ring
$225
$750

Cedar Creek Case instead of the great new Hoffee Carbon Case
save $550 at your risk
Prices are US dollars FOB Petaluma, CA. Sales Tax will be added in California.
I have been relying upon personal contact, telephone conversation, email, both to establish the details and price of your instrument, and to clarify any issues around my concept and competence as a Luthier. Please don't hesitate to call me, Bruce Sexauer, at:
(707)782-1044

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