Half my work is bespoke commission designs and builds, and I love the challenge of creating an instrument that speaks to, and inspires you.
My prices for this are very reasonable, and start at £700 for everything, plus pickups. It can go up a bit for semi hollow, special tops, pickups or hardware, but in the main they rarely exceed £900
(yeah, I know, corny as hell, but true!)
The latest custom build from the Bear Cave. A complete bespoke Bear Custom Build. Matt picked the body and scratchplate woods, neck and shape, pickups and the look and finish. All for just £799. Clever switching gives 4 sounds, with both parallel and series combined options, along with coil taps on each knob for each pickup, delivering a huge range of tones. Kluson tuners, customized bridge, all in all a totally one off individual guitar for his tastes and style. The Bear Cave, where guitarists dreams come true 🐻😁!
To create a totally one off look and feel, I also make my own wooden pickup surrounds and scratchplates, knobs, switch tips and regularly add inlays to headstocks and bodies, as well as making my own tone blocks and string blocks out of Bell Bronze, chosen for its resonance.
Here’s a bunch of guitars that I’ve built for other guitarists, and also some recent builds I’ve sold, as every guitar I make is unique, these can only act as inspiration for your design, a guide to help clarify what really would be as individual as you are.