Guitar specs and prices




Jazzmaker I


This is the no-frills model for the musician who wants quality
without embellishment. The quality of the wood is the same as on the
more expensive models, but it has less-time consuming detail work.
The Jazzmaker I features:

hand-carved top & back -
figured maple back & sides -
four-line binding on the top -
one-line binding on the back,
fingerboard & headstock -
small fingerboard markers -
no binding on the f-holes -
ebony tailpiece & pickquard -

16" or 17" body, any depth:
sunburst finish: $4100.00
natural finish: $4300.00
18" body: add $200.00

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Jazzmaker II


This is the standard custom model. Features of the Jazzmaker II are:

hand-carved top & back -
highly figured maple back & sides -
seven-line binding on the top -
four-line binding on the back,
fingerboard & headstock -
bound f-holes (single white) -
full block fingerboard markers -
inlaid headstock -
hand-made ebony bridge -
ebony tailpiece & pickguard -

16" or 17" body, any depth:
sunburst finish: $4900.00
natural finish: $5200.00
18" body: add $200.00

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Jazzmaker Deluxe


Just what it says - deluxe all the way!

hand-carved top & back -
exceptional figured maple back & sides -
seven-line binding on the top, back & headstock -
deluxe shape headstock, inlaid & engraved -
split-block fingerboard inlays -
four-line binding on the fingerboard -
four-line binding on the f-holes -
ebony tailpiece, pickguard & bridge, inlaid w/mother-of-pearl -
inlaid ebony heel cap -
figured maple & ebony vennered on the back of the headstock -

16" or 17" body, any depth:
sunburst finish: $5800.00
natural finish: $6100.00
18" body: add $200.00
All natural wood binding & purfling, add 500.00

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Sal Salvador Artist Model


This is the third guitar I built for Sal. This second-generation creation has a
slightly smaller box - 16" wide by 2 -3/4" deep. It has an Adirondack Spruce
top, split-block mother-of-pearl & abalone fingerboard, headstock & heel cap
inlay. The ebony tailpiece & pickguard also have decorative inlays. The back
of the headstock is flamed two-layer veneer. Beautiful heavily flamed maple
are used for the back & sides.

Sal Salvador Artist Model Options:

Natural top with tinted sides & back
Natural (Standard blond finish)
Sunburst (Special four-color finish)

Built-in (Sal always preferred this)
Floating (with controls in the pickguard)

The price of $6200.00 includes a hard shell case

Any of these custom guitars can be tailored to suit your desires
and specifications. Prices include either a floating or built-in pickup
and a hard shell case: there is an additional charge for a second pickup.
Any model can be made as a seven-string for a $300.00 additional charge.

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Barney Classical Guitars


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

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10% - 15% deposit when
ordering, please

Payment plans available.
Visa and Mastercard accepted for
deposit or full payment.

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Contact Information

Fine Hancrafted Guitars by Carl Barney

P.O. Box 128
Southbury, CT 06488
Tel: (203) 264-9207
Fax: (203) 267-5857

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Fine Handcrafted Guitars since 1968

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