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Want a CUSTOM GUITAR Made to Spec - Who's the Man?

sgt_steiner

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Hello All --

Looking to have a custom guitar built for myself. Essentially an SG body shape, extremely lightweight, with a thin "u" neck profile. Looking to keep the damage in the $2K to $3K range. I live in the L.A. area.

Anybody have suggestions of who I should contact? People who do great work without a two-year wait? Any suggestions, pics of guitars you've had made, links, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
 

Rumblefish

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My John Jagneaux Les Paul continually amazes the most hardcore Les Paul fanatics I know.I've played some various R7 through R9 Gibsons and they all fell short of my Jag.Hand made and hand carved with Brazilian R.W. board
and Honduran Mahogany,etc.For under $2k!Go to his website.My guitar is on the home page.Yes,he'll do anything you want.
 

voojo

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I don't know his wait time, but this guy is right near L.A. and builds beautiful guitars, in fact he has several SG style guitars on his page. Check him out!!

http://www.onyxforgeguitars.com/

Someday I would like to own one of his guitars...

Seth
 

dhdfoster

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Jason Lollar has a beautiful SG on his site. About 3gs, but I don't know about waiting time. Based on his reputation, I'd feel very confidant having him build a guitar.
 

EunosFD

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Lowel Guitars did/does SG-shaped guitars & seem to be very reasonably priced. I believe there's a TGP'er or two who own 'em.
 

reentune

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Scott Heatley might make an ess-gee. He certainly has before.
He makes a hell of a guitar, that's for sure.
 

PFCG

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if you dont mind the slight modification you could always call up esp. Their custom shop is excellent, otherwise those heatleys look really nice
 

sgt_steiner

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Hello All -- Thanks for the many cool suggestions. Love to hear more.

Sent an e-mail to Heatley -- waiting to hear back.

Already own 2 ESP's -- which I love -- but I priced a custom order Viper and it was $3000 with case... and a full year's wait.
 

PFCG

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ive gotta say you will almost always wait the better part of a year for a custom guitar. Thats kind of a tall order for a custom builder and especially in your price range. I know some guys will speed it up but you gotta pay more.
 

sgt_steiner

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It's confirmed -- Heatley is no longer doing custom work outside his own designs.

Still looking for the right guy if anyone has suggestions.
 




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