I currently build three styles of acoustic guitars, the Orchestra Model (OM), the Modified Dreadnaught (MD), and my smaller-bodied OO. My instruments are very dynamic and respond to the lightest touch. Primarily they are well suited towards finger style players, however I can work with whatever your playing style might be to optimize the performance of the instrument. Click the images below to see sketches and measurements of my standard models. Because Iā€™m a custom builder I offer a range of options for scale lengths, nut width and string spacing at the bridge.

Every Kraut guitar is unique in its design. No rosette or inlay is ever reproduced and can be thoroughly discussed to match a suitable aesthetic for every individual. Any custom designs are welcome if there is a particular look you are trying to achieve.


Custom Wood Choices for Your Back & Sides:

East Indian Rosewood - $0

African Wenge - $0

Honduran Mahogany - $0

Honduran Rosewood - $1,200

Panamanian Rosewood - $1,100

Madagascar Rosewood - Inquire

Brazilian Rosewood - Inquire

Koa - $1,200

Macassar Ebony - $800

African Blackwood - Inquire

Zircote - $750

Flamed Maple - $350

Quilted Maple - $350

Wood Choices for Your Soundboard:

Sitka Spruce - $0

Figured Sitka Spruce - $100

Engelman Spruce - $150

European Spruce - $800

Adirondak - $300

Redwood - $200

Cedar - $150


Custom Inlay options:

Custom End Graft - $700

Custom Fretboard Inlay - $750

Custom Neck Inlay - $700

Custom Inlay Options - $75 per hour


Additional Custom Options:

Florentine Cutaway - $900

Tapered Body - $500

Soundport - $650

Twelve String - $500

Slotted Peghead - $1000

French Polished Top - $800



A guitar is as much about the hands that build it as the hands that play it. A guitar is as much emotion as it is technique. Each of my guitars is crafted, chiseled and built only by my hands, for one client, for one purpose: to inspire. My guitars are different from anything you have experienced.
— Ray Kraut