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

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  1. sgt_steiner

    sgt_steiner Supporting Member

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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.
     
  2. Rumblefish

    Rumblefish Silver Supporting Member

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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.
     
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    voojo Silver Supporting Member

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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
     
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    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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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.
     
  5. orogeny

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    Phil and David Petillo in NJ

    732-531-6338

    http://www.petilloguitars.com/

    none better. . . though i don't know if that's in their price range anymore, to tell you the truth.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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
     
  10. 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.
     
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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.
     
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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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