Design Your Own Guitar

The following steps will assist you

in making some informed decisions 

regarding your guitars design(s).

Provide Us with a Sketch or Photo

Decide on the look/design of your guitar. Is it similar to a Les Paul? A Strat? An Ibanez?  Solid body?  Hollow body? Headstock design? Write your comments in point form.

Provide a simple sketch or image of the guitar.  Take a simple photo or scan the image.  Jpeg format is preferable.

Or give us the basics and we’ll come up with a design that we believe you’re looking for.

Design a Body Style

The guitar’s body is probably the most important feature as it will be your signature trademark. Fans and other guitarists will notice the style, finish and veneer of your design.

Design a Headstock

The above illustration provides you with some of the most popular headstock designs.  If you have an idea of what you would like, send it along with your design.  We’ll see what we can do.

Choose a Neck Style and Finish

For most guitarists, the neck is probably the most sought-after feature regarding playability.  If it doesn’t feel comfortable in your hands, you may have a hard time bonding with your instrument. The neck profiles are based on Fender-style guitars. 

Choose Your Colours

This chart provides you with some of the the most popular guitar colours and finishes.

Choose the Basic Guitar Elements

We’ve provided you with a list of the most popular elements. Please indicate what you would prefer in your design.

Basic Elements

Body

• Basswood • Mahogany • Ash • Alder • Zebra (most expensive)

Neck

• Maple • Mahogany • Flamed Maple • Birds-eye Maple (most expensive)

Fingerboard

• Rosewood • Ebony • Maple • Engineered

Hardware

• Chrome • Gold • Black

Pickguard

• Black • White • White Pearl • Red Pearl • Grey Pearl

Veneer

• Ash • Quilted Maple • Flamed Maple • Spalted Maple • Poplar Burl

Binding (body)

• Single-play • 3-ply • 5-ply • 7-ply (most expensive)

Paint

• Lacquer only • Hi-gloss • Matte • Metallic

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