The Instruments

Here is a list of options to guide you as you design your dream instrument.

Price List Options (all prices are in US Dollars)

As you will see among the featured instruments, I have no real standard size or shape for any of my instruments. In fact, few of my customers request anything that could be considered “standard”. Some will start as unique interpretations of instruments designed by past masters; while others are innovations inspired by the need to achieve a specific voice.

There are a variety of elements to consider here including the wood combination for top back and sides, body size and depth, appointments, optimal scale length, neck construction, width and shape, nut width, string spacing at the nut and saddle, finish etc.

Your playing style is also important to factor in; do you have a light touch, a more aggressive attack or something in between? I also want to have a sense of what dissatisfaction or limitations you find with your current instrument.

My approach is to understand your needs – physically, sonically and aesthetically, so I always encourage discussing these thoroughly. This means I can begin with the end in mind. Then, using the finest materials available, I ensure that your instrument is meticulously crafted to uncompromising standards.

Following is a starting point and a list of options you might choose from to create your dream instrument. But please, inquire should you wish to add something you don’t see. There are always unique or exotic bits tucked away in the shop.

Nylon String – Base price is USD$3,800.00

INCLUDED:

SoundboardSitka Spruce, Engelmann Spruce, Carpathian Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back & SidesEast Indian Rosewood, Monterey Cypress or Mahogany
NeckSpanish Cedar or Tropical Mahogany
FingerboardEbony or East Indian Rosewood, Carbon fibre reinforced
BridgeBrazilian Rosewood
Nut & SaddleBone
HeadplateEbony or East Indian Rosewood
BindingsCurly Maple, Ebony or East Indian Rosewood
RosetteStandard Stock
PurflingComplementary to Rosette
FinishWater-based lacquer
Tuning MachinesSchaller Hauser or Gotoh Standard (choice of buttons)
CaseTKL Standard Black Hardshell

OPTIONS:
 
SoundboardGerman Spruce$180.00
Alpine Spruce$150.00
Redwood$ Please Enquire
Back & SidesMadagascar Rosewood$400.00
Cocobolo Rosewood$425.00
Brazilian Rosewood$ Please Enquire
African Blackwood$700.00
Koa Flamed$500.00
Zericote$500.00
Malaysian Blackwood$450.00
Makassar Ebony$420.00
Maple – Quilted$350.00
Maple – Birdseye$400.00
Maple – Flamed European$375.00
Spanish Cypress$300.00
NeckTwo-way Truss Rod$30.00
Adjustable Angle$350.00
FingerboardBrazilian Rosewood $ Please Enquire
Bindings & HeadplateBrazilian Rosewood$120.00
Snakewood$100.00
Curly Koa$100.00
RosetteCustom$ Please Enquire
PurflingComplementary to Rosette
FinishFrench Polish$375.00
Top Only$150.00
Tuning MachinesIrvine Slone (Ebony or Ivroid buttons)$350.00
Waverly Two-Tone Gold $550.00
Rubner w/Ebony buttons $220.00
Gotoh Classic Premium $220.00
Appointments"Laskin” Relief Arm Rest$400.00
Cut-away$250.00
Pick-up (Fishman Infinity)$300.00
Side Port$120.00
Custom Headstock Engraving$ Please Enquire
Custom Inlays $ Please Enquire
CaseTKL Deluxe $150.00
BAM, Hiscox or Calton$ Please Enquire

Jazz Royalé – Base price is USD$4,900.00

INCLUDED:

SoundboardSitka Spruce, Engelmann Spruce, Carpathian Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back & SidesEast Indian Rosewood, Monterey Cypress or Mahogany
NeckTropical Mahogany with two-way adjustable truss rod
FingerboardEbony
BridgeEbony, height side adjustable
Nut & SaddleBone
HeadplateEbony or East Indian Rosewood or Curly Maple
BindingsCurly Maple, Ebony or East Indian Rosewood
PurflingViolin style 2X Black/White/Black lines
FinishWater-based lacquer
Tuning MachinesOpen-back Grover or Gotoh (chrome)
CaseTKL Standard Black Hardshell

OPTIONS:
 
SoundboardGerman Spruce$180.00
Alpine Spruce$150.00
Redwood$ Please Enquire
Back & SidesMadagascar Rosewood $400.00
Cocobolo Rosewood $425.00
Brazilian Rosewood$ Please Enquire
African Blackwood$700.00
Koa Flamed$500.00
Zericote$500.00
Malaysian Blackwood$450.00
Makassar Ebony$420.00
Maple - Quilted$350.00
Maple - Birdseye$400.00
Maple - Flamed European$475.00
Spanish Cypress$300.00
NeckAdjustable Angle$350.00
FingerboardBrazilian Rosewood$ Please Enquire
Bindings & HeadplateBrazilian Rosewood$120.00
Snakewood$100.00
Curly Koa$100.00
"F" Holes StandardOther option available$ Please Enquire
PurflingComplementary
FinishFrench Polish$375.00
Top Only$150.00
Tuning MachinesWaverly open back/ ebony buttons$275.00
Appointments"Laskin" Relief Arm Rest$480.00
Pick-up (Big Tone)$300.00
Side Port$120.00
Custom Headstock Engraving$ Please Enquire
Custom Inlays$ Please Enquire
CaseTKL Deluxe$ Please Enquire
BAM, Hiscox or Calton$ Please Enquire

Steel String – Base price is USD$3,800.00

INCLUDED:

SoundboardSitka Spruce, Engelmann Spruce, Carpathian Spruce or Western Red Cedar
Back & SidesEast Indian Rosewood, Mahogany
NeckTropical Mahogany (with truss rod)
FingerboardEbony or East Indian Rosewood
BridgeEbony or East Indian Rosewood
Nut & SaddleBone
HeadplateEbony, Curly Maple or East Indian Rosewood
BindingsCurly Maple, Ebony or East Indian Rosewood
RosetteStandard Stock
PurflingComplementary to Rosette
FinishWater-based lacquer
Tuning MachinesGrover Open-back or Gotoh 510 (chrome)
CaseTKL Standard Black Hardshell

OPTIONS:
 
SoundboardGerman Spruce$180.00
Alpine Spruce$150.00
Adirondack Spruce$170.00
Back & SidesMadagascar Rosewood $300.00
Cocobolo Rosewood $425.00
Brazilian Rosewood$ Please Enquire
African Black wood$700.00
Koa Flamed$500.00
Zericote$500.00
Malaysian Blackwood$450.00
Macassar Ebony$420.00
Maple - Quilted$350.00
Maple - Birdseye$400.00
Maple - Flamed European$375.00
NeckTwo-way Truss Rod$30.00
Adjustable Angle$350.00
FingerboardBrazilian Rosewood$ Please Enquire
Bindings & HeadplateBrazilian Rosewood$120.00
Snakewood$100.00
Curly Koa$100.00
RosetteCustom$ Please Enquire
PurflingComplementary to Rosette
Tuning Machines Irvine Slone (ebony or Ivroid buttons)$425.00
Appointments"Laskin" Relief Arm Rest$480.00
Cut-away$250.00
Pick-up (Fishman Infinity)$300.00
Side Port$120.00
Custom Headstock Engraving$ Please Enquire
Custom Inlays$ Please Enquire
CaseTKL Deluxe$ Please Enquire
BAM, Hiscox or Calton$ Please Enquire

Ukulele – For orders in Canada, shipped to a Canadian address, please contact me. For orders from any other country, please visit Hawaii Music Supply for available instruments. Please note that HMS is now the exclusive retailer of LFdM ukuleles. Orders from outside of Canada will be handled by them.

INCLUDED:

SoundboardSitka Spruce, or Western Red Cedar
Back & SidesEast Indian Rosewood, or Mahogany
NeckSpanish Cedar or Mahogany
FingerboardEbony or East Indian Rosewood, Carbon Fibre Reinforced
BridgeEbony
Nut & SaddleBone
HeadplateEbony or East Indian Rosewood
BindingsCurly Maple, Ebony or East Indian Rosewood
RosetteStandard Stock
PurflingComplementary to Rosette
FinishWater-based Lacquer
Tuning MachinesGrover Open-back Modified w/delrin Rollers

OPTIONS:
SoundboardGerman Spruce$ Please Enquire
Alpine Spruce$ Please Enquire
Redwood$ Please Enquire
Sinker Redwood$ Please Enquire
Back & SidesCocobolo$ Please Enquire
Koa Flamed$ Please Enquire
Zericote$ Please Enquire
Makassar Ebony$ Please Enquire
Back Stripe (recommended on certain woods)$ Please Enquire
NeckTwo-way Truss Rod$ Please Enquire
FingerboardRadius (16" or 20")$ Please Enquire
Snakewood$ Please Enquire
Curly Koa$ Please Enquire
Fretboard MarkingsInlaid Rectangular Markings$ Please Enquire
RosetteCustom$ Please Enquire
PurflingAbalone Shell $ Please Enquire
Tuning MachinesWaverly Ukulele$ Please Enquire
Gotoh Stealth$ Please Enquire
AppointmentsLR Braggs Five.O / Mi-Si$ Please Enquire
Sound Port (Side)$ Please Enquire
Custom Headstock Engraving$ Please Enquire
Custom Inlays$ Please Enquire
Cutaway$ Please Enquire
Armrest (Laskin-type)$ Please Enquire
CaseDeluxe Hardshell$ Please Enquire
 

Note: All prices are quoted in US dollars; shipping insurance and any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser.