Customization

Phidelity Concepts offers custom crafting of guitars and violins. For more details and pricing information, please see our ABOUT US page. Contact Us for order inquiries.

Custom Guitars

Body Styles

We offer three different guitar body styles:

Body Style Specifications

Dreadnought
Body 20"
Upper Bout 11-3/8"
Waist 10-5/8"
Lower Bout 15-1/2"
Fretboard Scale 25-1/2"
14 Frets To Neck

Classic
Body 19-3/8""
Upper Bout 11-3/8"
Waist 9-1/2"
Lower Bout 15-1/8"
Fretboard Scale 25-1/2"
14 Frets To Neck

Jumbo
Body 19-3/8""
Upper Bout 11-3/8"
Waist 9-1/2"
Lower Bout 15-1/8"
Fretboard Scale 25-1/2"
14 Frets To Neck

Body Style Cut-Outs

Two different types of Cut-Outs are offered:

Florentine

Venetian

Body Wood Types

We build with almost any type of wood. Some of the more common types are listed here along with representative samples.

Maples

Straight Maple

This is typically of that used in furniture and has straight or waving grain lines. We use it in basic builds and instruments in which the player desires a painted surface or one without the flash of figured grains.

Curly Maple, sometimes also called Flamed Maple, Fiddleback Maple

This is sometimes Big Leaf, Ambrose, Rock , Sugar and each type has its various densities which affect the final sound of the instrument.

Quilted Maple

This grain pattern varies from waving lines to the infamous popcorn quilting and is almost exclusively western big leaf maple.

Birdseye Maple

This grain ranges from the small eyes to very large eyes (almost 1/4") and on the quarter cut additionally produces an insane mixture of quilting and birds eyes.

Maple Burl

Rosewoods

While not all are true rosewoods by genus Dalbergia, their effective trade terms do define what are fine building woods for instruments.

Cocobolo

Makes fine instrument bodies, fret boards and trim parts, it is on the upper edge of the cost range and is seldom available with extreme grain variation.

Bubinga (African Rosewood)

Makes very good instrument bodies and is available in several grain variations ranging from straight grain, curly grain, waterfall grain and pommele grain (sometimes called quilted) cost ranges widely depending on the grain variation.

Caribbean (Chechen)

One of the best woods currently being used for instruments, straight or very fancy grain patterns and is still reasonably priced for the figured grain wood.

East Indian

The modern stock in trade since the demise of the Brazilian rosewoods under the Cites Treaty. Moderately priced, little figuring in the grain.

Bolivian (Morado)

Morado is on the upper edge price-wise of the rosewoods, ranging from reddish through brown variations, the grain is seldom figured but accents nicely throughout the wood.

Patagonian (Curpay)

A new comer in the market place, makes very good instrument bodies, parts, and trim. It changes color after exposure to sunlight with a general trend towards turning red. Moderately priced for the time being and figuring in grain is unusual.

Honduran

Another mid to upper priced rosewood, it sometimes comes in figured grain and a wide variety of colors. Very good tonal qualities due to its density. Pricing varies widely based on color, grain straightness and dimension about the middle range which is unusual for a true genus Dalbergia wood.

Walnut Types

Black Walnut

Straight and figured stock. Contact for photos of current figured stock.

Bastignone

A hybrid of Black and Claro walnut. Straight and figured stock. Contact for photos of current figured stock. Wild color is normal and crazy figuring. Much higher priced depending on individual piece.

Claro

Straight and figured stock. Contact for photos of current figured stock. Wild color is normal and crazy figuring. much higher priced depending on individual piece.

Padauk

Freshly cut it is a vibrant orange with ruby red highlights in some pieces. I will darken with air and light exposure to a soft brown.

Purple Heart

Mostly straight grained some occasional curly at much higher price.

Sapele

Sometimes called mahogany but not a true species. Straight grain is typical pomelle and quilted grain available at much higher price.

Sassafras

Mahogany

Blood Wood

Mostly straight grained. Occasionally figured.

Koa

Mostly figured and usually expensive. Custom use only with an on-cost basis.

Makore

Ovangkol

Wood grain varies wildly in shape and color. Frequently shows dark figured with very white accents.

Wenge

Ranges from brown to black straight grain.

Yellow Heart

Seldom figured

Zebrawood

Nice contrasting stripes, higher price.

Ziricote

Very figured grain is the norm but very expensive.

Neck Wood Types

Matched to body at custom prices based on type. (May substantially increase weight and cost of instrument)

Spanish cedar (actually a species of mahogany)

Various mahogany

Fret Board Woods

Black Ebony (may have grey streaks)

Mexican Ebony Black

Bloodwood (some very dark red)

Various rosewood types.

Fret Board

Standard fret board inlay are dots 7-9mm side dots 2mm
white, black, pink and abalone at your choice.

Custom shapes and materials available at additional price.