THE BODY: Base pricing for carving the body of the guitar vary depending on complexity of the design, but usually start
around $1,200 US Dollars.
DESIGN: ( Once your "Theme" is selected, I will work with you, your artist and/or I will create a design for you.) Each
guitar is hand carved one at a time and usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete. (Please let me know your time frame,
as I will try and work with your schedule whenever possible)
If you supply the guitar.............
Additional costs might include:
Removing hardware and disassemble
Removing the existing finish (If we use an existing guitar)
Repairing (as best as possible), any existing damage if necessary
"Finishing"...Airbrushing, staining and light painting
Average total cost for a guitar in this category is usually around $2,200 - $3,000 US Dollars when completed.
If I supply the guitar...........
If you need a guitar for your project, you may purchase one of my stock guitars and I will carve it for you. Add that cost
to your project.
You may also purchase a guitar package in the styles offered here.
You may also purchase any of the guitars on my website that is offered "Available" for the price listed, just contact me.
*Note: Guitars must be solid wood. No laminate, plywood or simulated wood-like material such as composites.
50% deposit required to start project (Money Order please)
50% balance due upon completion (Before shipping) (Money order please)
Shipping cost added separately to the final "balance" payment. In the USA standard UPS / FedEx or USPS rates will
The most common transaction is that someone simply purchases one of the guitars I have listed as "Available" and for
sale on my website's "Home" page.
The second most popular is purchasing a "BODY STYLE PACKAGE" (see options available above) and having that
guitar sent to me for carving inspection. If it is suitable for carving, then I will carve the images on that supplied guitar.
I can also offer one of my stock guitars,
(that I know is "carveable") and create your piece from there. When the initial sketch is completed, I will share it with you
via e-mail. Once we get it exactly as you like, the process begins. Progress photos will be shared during the process.
Design change requests during the carving process are rare, but will be considered and if possible will be made, subject
to an additional cost increase.
Thank you for considering a "Ricotta Custom" Custom Carved Guitar. Hope to talk to you soon.
Ordering a "Ricotta Custom" Custom Carved Guitar