Guitar Grades

Each model is available in each grade and with any desired combination of top and back and side materials.


The Standard is our entry-level guitar, but don’t be fooled by its modest name. These guitars feature superb quality in materials and construction; curly maple binding, eight-ply top purfling, delicate three-ply mitered purfling on back and sides, nickel Waverly tuners, multi-colored herringbone rosette and backstripe, abalone headstock logo, and TKL American Vintage Series hard-shell case. Standard grade instruments are available only as custom guitars.


A Deluxe guitar builds on the Standard grade, adding: #3 inlay pattern in green abalone or #5 pattern in green abalone or mother of pearl, bound headstock, Paua abalone rosette and backstripe, and curly maple heelgrafts.


Limited guitars add gold Waverly tuners, the intricate #7 inlay pattern  as well as colorful Paua abalone top perimeter to the Deluxe package detailed above.


We frequently build guitars which fall outside of the parameters of the above grades. Please inquire about specifics. Illustrated below are some of the options you’ll find listed on the price list page.