I have been building guitars for over 30 years. I am well known for my archtop guitars, but I have also been building classical guitars since 1968. I built 30 classical guitars before I built my first archtop & have since built over 100 classicals.
I am a supplier of tone woods to other builders, & therefore I can use my own top quality woods for my guitars without an additional cost to my customers. I build with Brazilian Rosewood with only $400.00 up charge. You can choose spruce or cedar tops & from many varieties of woods for the body of the instrument. My tops use a lattice brace design for good volume, great
clarity, & note separation.
I usually have some of my guitars on hand for you to try at my shop. I am also an importer of some handmade guitars from Brazil. These are more moderately priced guitars & I completely set up & tweak them before I sell them.
I will work with you to your specs on any guitar. All guitars come with a hardshell case included in the price. Pricing is from $3500 to $4700 on my handmade guitars. Standard Indian or Amazon Rosewood guitars are $3500 to $4300, Brazilian Rosewood guitars are from $3900 to $4700. The imported Brazilian handmade guitars are from $1200 to $2000.
Please feel free to contact me with your questions.
- Carl Barney