Actually, all of our guitars are custom builds. What we really mean here is that these guitars are built to order based on your input, Choose one of the builds below, or use the "Contact Us" form to the right to begin a discussion about a truly unique build that fits your specifications.
A note for you lefties - any of these and most of our other guitars can be built in a left-handed model for the same price.
We have a few of these Jose Benito boxes that look and sound fantastic. They really work well with custom sound holes. We'll work with you to get a sound hole shape you want - use the "Contact Us" link at the top of the page to start a dialog, then once we agree on a design you can place your order here. below are a couple of recent builds we've completed. One, a wolf howling at the mooon, the other a vulture flying across the sky and over the full moon.
These are available in either three or four string versions. Necks are your choice of red oak or black walnut, fingerboards and bridges are walnut. Key saddles are available for some builds. All include our own acoustic pickup for playing thorugh an amp.
This is our unique stainless steel sound board cigar box guitar played by local guitar wizard Justn Johnson. Justin's guitar is a one-of-a-kind buld and the sound it creates cannot be exactly replicated - kind of like Justin's playing. But, we can come close to replicating the guitar. A dual-piezo acoustic pickup under the bridge and a hot humbucker near the neck give this guitar a unique and wide ranging sound. A toggle switch on the side allows selection between just the piezo pickup, just the magntic pickup, or both combined.
Check out Justin Johnson at his youtube channel JustinJohnsonLive
The neck is typically oak, the fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece walnut. See below for other possible combinations. All lumber used comes from trees I've harvested from my property in central North carolina. I fell the trees, mill the timber and hand carve the necks with a spokeshave.
Note your choices below in the "instructions to Seller" section of the paypal order form
Note: Allow ten days build time for this order.
See Justin jamming his version of this guitar here on youtube.
One of our standard license plate guitars with the plate of your choosing. Simply send us the plate you want to use and we'll set it up. Keep in mind the license plate remains completely intact and unharmed when turned into a guitar - you can remove it any time you wish.
This would be an excellent gift for a friend or colleague. Choose a license plate for the year they were born, year they retired, got married, etc.. Choose a vanity plate they have on their car or truck, their favorite sports team, etc... The possibilites are... well, they're not endless, but there are a lot of them! Check out ebay for a variety of vintage and custom license plates.
We also have a supply of NC license plates from 1960 through the late 70s. Check with us if you're intereted in a NC plate - if we have what you need we'll add it to a guitar at no additional cost.
These guitars are acoustic-electric like all of our gutars. They sound great acoustic with loads of sustain from the license plate. They sound even better amped.
Some choices. Note yours in the "Instructions to Seller" section of the paypal form
A four string version is available - contact us for details (clck the "Contact Us" link on the top right of this page)
Note: Allow ten days build time from the receipt of the plate for this order.
Here are a couple of pics of an example: