For classical guitars my prices start from $5000, exclusive of any applicable taxes and delivery charges. For this you will receive a guitar to one of my body designs (classical, neo-classical, flamenco) with nut and saddle compensation for "standard" strings in standard tuning, facility for variable side mass, with a choice of woods for back and sides and a European spruce, Engelmann spruce or cedar soundboard. The decorative scheme will be simple and elegant; typically fine-line purfling with bindings in the same wood as the back and sides. The soundboard will be French polished (lacquer on request) with an open pore finish on the back and sides. The neck will be sized to your specification (or my standard specification) at no extra cost. The guitar will be fully resonance tuned.
As a custom builder, the options are infinite, but typically may involve highly figured woods, exotic woods (e.g. Brazilian rosewood), different finishing styles, choice of tuning machines, custom ornamentation (rosette, purfling), cutaways, bound fretboards, compensation for unusual string sets and tunings etc. at prices to be agreed at the time of ordering.
Steel string guitars
For steel string guitars my prices start at $5000 for a small bodied, 12 fret to the neck joint guitar without a cutaway, with a choice of Sitka spruce, Engelmann spruce or cedar for the soundboard and an Australian tonewood for back and sides. The finish will be semi-gloss with no grain fill. The guitar will be fully resonance tuned.
The steel "string concert classical guitar", 12 frets to the body join with a Venetian cutaway, available in a wide choice of woods for soundboards, back and sides (see the photo gallery) with Gotoh tuning machines, facility for variable side masses, compensated nut and saddle, fully resonance tuned with a high gloss pore-filled finish is priced from $6000. Soundboards can be French polished or finished in nitrocellulose lacquer.
Special permutations are endless, so please contact me if you wish to explore the many available options.
When we have an agreed specification, delivery time and price I will require 20% of the price to confirm the order and place it on my build list. This sum is not refundable in the event that you subsequently cancel the order or the order cannot be completed for any other reason attributable to you. It covers the time and effort I put into the design and sourcing processes when I might otherwise be building a guitar for someone else. A further 40% of the total price is required at the commencement of building (typically 2-3 months prior to delivery) . The balance is due prior to delivery.
Guitars Available Now
At any particular time I am likely to have a number of guitars that are available immediately. These may be either classical or steel string guitars that are a popular model that I keep in stock for people who prefer to try before they buy, or guitars that were built for either demonstration or experimental purposes that I like to keep turning over. Prices will range from close to full price to close to half price. All guitars for sale will be in as new or close to new condition, are of outstanding quality and provide an excellent opportunity for those on a budget to own a real Gore guitar that may be perfectly suited to their needs. Please see the Contact Page to email me for details of what is currently available and the associated pricing.