When you order a JBH guitar, I will carefully handcraft every part to your specifications. Each instrument is truly a one-of-a-kind work of art designed to your exact needs. Every wooden piece, down to the smallest binding & purfling, is handcrafted by me in my shop. All of the metal pieces (truss rod, tuning machines etc) I order direct from the highest quality manufacturers.
To acquire a JBH stringed instrument, simply contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the details of your order. Once you are satisfied that the instrument I build will meet your criteria, you can send a $500 down payment and I will begin the construction of your instrument as soon as I reach that point in my order list. Current wait time is approximately 1 year.
I design and build guitars in a variety of styles. Above all, I am motivated by the need to make instruments capable of creating incredible music. From completely original designs to historical copies, my work is inspired by the work of great luthiers before me. The Northwest model, my standard model, is a popular starting point for many. I have been lucky enough to spend time with several guitar builders of the highest caliber, and a background in fine arts and metal working also informs my process.
I use lumber from a variety of sources, thoroughly dried and acclimated to my shop for many years before being crafted into an instrument. I have a comprehensive selection including standard and unusual tonewoods: apple, cherry, red cedar, port orford cedar, yellow cedar, ebony, imbuia, madrone, african, honduran and cuban mahogany, maple, myrtle, redwood, east indian, brazilian and madagascar rosewood, italian, korean, german and sitka spruces, black and claro walnut, and yew, to name a few. If you are curious, just ask what else I might have available!
206 S Ruby St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Current wait time on orders is roughly 6-8 months. I am accepting orders for the models you see on this site, as well as custom and hybrid instruments. You can get an idea about what I might build based on the work pictured, but I am always willing to pursue additional avenues, so don't hesitate to ask!
Base price for guitar and oud is $4000, for bouzouki $3500. Once you decide to order, I accept a $500 deposit, with the balance due upon completion. All prices include a custom case. Flight cases are available by request for an additional charge, and required for international shipping.