FAVORITE ASKING QUESTIONSHow much do custom orders cost?
Every guitar is handbuilt-to-order, so standard pricing is not possible. Send me a message to discuss what you’re looking for, and I’ll quote you a price. Everything - from wood choice to inlay to tuners and the case that you choose can have an impact on the final price, so please, be as much as you can specific when you send a quote about the price. If you are curious about the price of some instrument you could vist the KD shop in Reverb.com
You know what you want and you have specs for your dream guitar. That is the first step. You should be able to choose a lot of parameters and based on that we could give you a price offer.
So think and say about:
- Body shape, color, finish and material
- Top color and material
- Neck Shapes, color and material
- Neck Radius and Dots
- Nut Width
- Scale Lengths
- Fret Size
- Neck and Fret Board Material
- Tuning Keys
- Neck - Pickup Route
- Middle - Pickup Route
- Bridge - Pickup Route
- Control Routes
Between 3-5 months depending of desired specifications. Usually I am able to provide updates/photos from building prosses so you will be involved in prosses on each step during that period.
At a meeting in October 2016, Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) member countries decided to add all species of rosewood and certain types of bubinga to CITES Appendix II.
What that means for musicians?
It does not apply to instruments shipped within the borders of your country or instruments carried for personal use while traveling internationally (unless they contain more than 22 lbs. (10 kg) of the regulated woods).
When importing any species of Dalbergia or the other woods mentioned, there must be an accompanying CITES certificate from the country it came from if it arrives after January 2, 2017. Manufacturers who currently have stockpiles of the newly regulated wood must document their inventory and apply for pre-convention certificates.
For dealers and sellers:
When shipping musical instruments that include any amount (i.e. fingerboard, back, sides, binding) of Dalbergia or the other newly regulated woods out of your country as part of a commercial transaction, each one must be accompanied by a CITES re-export certificate. Even if the instrument was made with Dalbergia or the other regulated woods that were acquired before January 2, 2017 - such as a used or vintage instrument - it still must be accompanied by a CITES certificate and marked pre-convention when shipping internationally.