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CUSTOM ORDERS

My goal is to provide my customers with a very exciting and enjoyable experience when ordering their custom built RS Muth guitar. Initial inquiries can be either by phone or email. Once you have decided to make a purchase I will arrange a time that is good for both of us to go over the many options and considerations in designing a guitar specifically for you. I will certainly have as many questions for you as you will have for me and we may need to take time to consider these before getting back together again to finalize the design. The design process will be highly interactive and I can provide guidance as to the selection of woods and other design parameters based on your tonal and aesthetic preferences and playing style. However, in no way will I compromise my standards for sound and structural integrity in designing a custom guitar.

PRICING

Base Price: $6000

This is the price for all models and includes the following:

  • Western Red Cedar or Sitka Spruce soundboard
  • Standard Mahogany or East Indian Rosewood back/sides
  • Quartersawn mahogany or vertically laminated neck
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge
  • Bound fingerboard
  • Double action truss rod
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Custom Ameritage case
  • Oasis Plus Case Humidifier

Options

  • Venetian Cutaway
  • Armrest Bevel
  • Soundport
  • Slotted Headstock*
  • Mitered side purfling
  • Custom scale length
  • Custom inlay
  • Alternative woods
  • Customer selected tuners
  • Pickups
  • Case Upgrade
*includes Waverly Tuners
  • $500
  • $800
  • $100
  • $500
  • $250
  • $150
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The following options are available at no extra charge:

  • Left handed build
  • Custom neck profile
  • Custom fingerboard width & taper
  • Standard fret markers

POLICIES

An initial deposit of $500 is required to secure a position on the waiting list and to lock in the price. A second $500 deposit is then required once work commences. The balance plus shipping and insurance costs is due upon completion and before delivery of the guitar. Cancellations before the work is completed will result in the loss of all deposits. Payments may be made with checks or money orders.

In the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied with your new guitar, you may return the guitar in its original condition for a complete refund less all shipping and insurance costs incurred. In order to receive a refund you must contact me within 48 hours to obtain a return authorization. The guitar must be completely unaltered and undamaged and be in the identical condition as when it left my shop.

WARRANTY

Each RS Muth guitar carries a limited lifetime warranty to the original owner. This warranty covers repairs due to defects in material and workmanship for as long as you own the guitar. In addition I will provide a free neck reset in the unlikely event it should need one during the first five years that you own the guitar. This warranty is not transferable. You shall be responsible for all shipping and insurance charges that are incurred. Damage due to neglect, abuse, unauthorized repairs or modifications, or extremes of heat and/or humidity are not covered under this warranty. In addition, normal wear and tear items such as nuts, saddles, strings and frets are not covered. Pickups are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. For information on properly caring for you guitar please visit this link: Guitar Care and Feeding