Design your dream guitar or bass with our new online configurators. Select a preset to get started and then choose from a wide array of specs, like body/headstock shape, type of woods, finish colors, binding, and much more. Build times are currently estimated to be between 5-7 months. Some more time and labor intensive options can extend build times beyond that estimated build time. Please reach out with any questions prior to placing your order. These instruments are built in South Korea by a small team of luthiers and then QC’d here in the USA. *International orders* are QC’d and shipped from our distributor in South Korea.
1. Order Placement
Design your custom instrument, then click “order” to proceed to your payment details.
*Keep in mind that we accept PayPal Credit, and Affirm Financing as 3rd party financing options. These 3rd party options are subject to credit check. Approval is based on your credit history.*
2. Order Review
After receiving your order, we will review your specs to ensure proper design aesthetic and functionality is met. If there is anything that we feel may be out of place or that we need clarity on, we will reach out to confirm the spec choices with you. If everything looks correct on our end, the order will be submitted to the build queue. Changes cannot be made to the order once it has been submitted to the build queue.
Our Select Custom guitars are built using high-quality wood that we source and supply. Since each instrument is built by a team of three trained luthiers, we take advantage of traditional techniques by hand but also use CNC machines to make accurate and consistent cuts.
4. Build Updates
We send out three batches of updates: Milling, Finishing and Complete. First updates start to arrive at around 4 months from date of order. Some options take longer than others which can result in longer duration between updates.
5. Final Inspection
Each instrument must pass through a quality control checklist here in the USA to ensure it meets our high standards. We will also set up your guitar in your desired tuning/gauge of strings. *International orders* are QC’d in South Korea using the same QC Checklist we follow here in the states.
We ship your instrument fully insured for the amount you paid, and only use the best packing materials and custom boxes we can find. You will receive automatic tracking updates via the email you provide during the order process.