Your first step is to decide which body shape you prefer. You can choose between Mod-D, OM, and my newest OO models:
The introductory level instrument starts at $17,000. It features a non-cutaway body made with a Sitka Spruce soundboard and paired with East Indian Rosewood, African Wenge or Honduran Mahogany back and sides. The one-piece neck is made of Honduran Mahogany. The rosette will be a unique one-of-a-kind design of my choosing. If you would like to play role in the design of the rosette inlay I charge an additional $75 an hour to discuss and offer design options. $75 an hour will be charged for any additional design and build work not listed in my options section. Offered is a range of different scale lengths as well as nut widths to accommodate individual playing preferences. All instruments come with a Visesnut case. Check out some of the customizations I've already refined:
Ordering a guitar direct first requires a $2,500 non-refundable deposit that will place you on the waiting list. Please contact me for current wait time.
When you make the order I will collect your initial ideas for what you want in your guitar. When I am ready to start work we will then engage in a series of conversations to discuss and decide on all of the details and specifications for your guitar. This allows me to maintain my build schedule. When I build your guitar I want to be focused on your guitar.
Once the guitar has begun 50% of the remaining balance is due with the remaining portion due upon completion and before the guitar is shipped.
My instruments have a limited lifetime warranty to their original owner. This warranty does not cover any damage due to extremes in humidity or temperature, alterations or modifications, accidents or improper handling and misuse, and normal wear and tear.
After payment has been received in full, the instrument will be shipped. Shipping and handling is not included in the guitar price.
Kraut Guitars are also sold by a personally selected group of representatives. Please contact these knowledgeable and established sources to see which Kraut Guitars are available.