I'm not selling this but I can vouch for it. Great guitar and a great price!Forshage does his own take on the T-Style guitar. Saw one at Austin Guitar House for close to that price range. All done by hand.
That may be true, but Josh Smith has been attached to his Chapin T Bird t style for years, and it kills.Marc Rutters, definitely reach out to him. He’s in Naishville these days and builds an incredible guitar, especially a tele. He and Ron Ellis partnered on a strat for Josh Smith not too long ago.
If you happen to be in NJ shoot me a PM if you want to check out my Kirn.So since my aborted order with Hahn, I’ve since put my money elsewhere for a Frank Bro’s. However, I still do want to get a Tele one day, and so I figure it’s never too early to scope out builders. My budget is $2399.
I think the price is OK to pretty good considering today’s market.If the price doesn't scare you off, you should reach out. They are pretty easy guys to work with and build some killer guitars.
In speaking with a few GREAT dealers who carry a bunch of the boutique builders mentioned here and also Fender Custom Shop, they both said a “properly spec’d” custom shop build that would compete with the boutique luthiers would start at $4K.If one were to go Fender, how far up would you need to go in order to get quality that matches the boutique builders?
A lot of the boutique builders would be happy to build with whatever pickups you would like, and if they don’t source them themselves, will typically allow you to purchase and send the pickups to them, and they will reduce the cost of the guitar based on them not needing to supply the pickups.Do any of these builders use pickups similar to Mojotone Broadcaster set? Overwound A3 bridge, regular wind A5 neck? I know, I could just buy them and replace the stock pickups, but it’s a step I’d rather skip if I’m going to dish out for a custom? Or...how many of these builders are open to letting you put your own pickups in if you were to buy them and mail them over?