handmade guitars and basses



Gallery of Custom Instruments


Recently completed:


Koa wood SK21 bass with a 34" scale, Bartolini jazz bass pickups and a 3 band
Aguilar preamp. Rosewood fretboard with stainless steel frets.





Voyager archtop with tobacco sunburst finish

Voyager deluxe with ebony pickguard


Voyager archtop headstock with rosewood top

Back of SK5-B headstock in burl walnut


MK4-B headstock tobacco burst


MK5-B headstock in flame maple, nicotine burst

MK5-B headstock in thuyosl burl, gold hardware with an adjustable nut

MT semi-acoustic with a
flame maple top and walnut body core. The fretboard is Brazilian
rosewood with Fralin P90 and lead Fralin "Blues Special".


Standard MT in tobacco burst and baby blue

MK4-B 3-tone vintage burst on quilted maple to


SK5-B with alder body, quilted maple top, nicotine burst


Standard MT alder body with quilted maple top, natural

MK5 with soapbar pickup

MK5 fretless in transparent green

Standard MT with a quilted maple top in Cherry Sunburst

SK5 with maple neck and transparent black body

MK6-B lefty in transparent black


MK5-B swamp ash, natural


MK4-B fretless with alder body, bubinga top


SK4 Quilted maple on alder. Pao Ferro fretboard. Bartolini jazz and MM pick-ups, natural.

SK21 5-string Alder with a spalted maple top


SK21 with alder body, flame maple top, natural

MK5 with ash body in translucent blue, Maple fretboard

Kompact 21 fret guitar

Blue Mini Voyager with gold hardware. Flat spruce top and Brazilian rosewood fittings

SK-5 with a 35" 21-fret Brazilian rosewood fretboard, clear satin Alder body and Myrtlewood top. Bartolini pickups and electronics.

Figured maple headstock, natural

Pink acoustic MT Custom guitar

Green burst Standard with gold hardware

Rosewood top MT Standard


Flat top natural Mini Voyager

Quilted maple headstock with green tint

MK5 fretless with ash body in translucent blue, Ebony fretboard

SK4 in natural quilted maple and a maple fretboard, active mm/j pickups

Coco Bolo headstock, black hardware

SK21 - 5 string Coco Bolo top with Korina body

DK5-string with alder body and spruce top, piezo pickups under the bridge

Kompact guitar with traditional sunburst and rosewood headstock


SK5 lefty with rosewood fretboard and tobacco burst body


SK5 in figured maple with jazz pickups, rosewood fretboard


SK4 with Coco Bolo top, maple fretboard, active MM/J Bartolinis, gold hardware

SK21 fretless in Alder and a Claro Walnut top. Bartolini CB Jazz pickups. Brazilian Rosewood fretboard

SK4 in quilted maple custom sunburst finish, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, Bartolini passive MM/J pickups, gold hardware.

Standard MT guitar, ash body, maple neck and fretboard, Abalone dot inlays, vintage style 3-barrel bridge, Fralin pickups and a transparent teal high gloss finish.

MK 21 5-string bass with Ash body in a natural satin finish, with Classic Bass Bartolini pickups and Bartolini preamp. Rosewood fretboard, 34" scale.

SK 21 4-string bass with Ash body in a custom blue burst finish, with Bartolini Musicman and jazz pickups, Bartolini preamp. Rosewood fretboard.

Mini Voyager guitar with rosewood tailpiece and pickguard. Humbucking neck pickup.

Standard guitar in a tobacco burst, maple fretboard, custom
handwound pickups


MK5-B with alder body and quilted maple top


MK5-B ebony fretboard, swamp ash amber tint, gold hardware

MK21 with a Korina body and Myrtlewood top. Lindy Fralin Jazz bass pickups. Birdseye maple fretboard.

MK 21 6-string with a Cocobolo top on an Alder body, and a rosewood fretrboard. Bartolini soapbars and 3-band EQ. Black hardware.

Standard guitar with solid black finish and maple fretboard and pearl dots. Handwound custom pickups.

Kinal MT Koa body, maple neck with Brazilian rosewood
fretboard. Bartolini humbucker with a Lindy Fralin Tele lead pickup.

Custom DK5 bass with Spruce top, 34" scale Ebony fretboard and Kent Armstrong pickups.


MK4-B Alder body with Flame Maple top. 34" scale Rosewood fretboard and Bartolini electronics. Vintage tobacco sunburst

Kinal MT Standard Alder body and Quilt Maple top. Hipshot bridge, Lindy Fralin P90 pickups in nicotine sunburst.

Custom Kompact 6-string with 24 frets, Ebony fretboard, and Highlander Piezo pickup.

MK21Cherry Sunburst finish Swamp Ash body and flame maple top. Bartolini CB Jazz pickups and a Rosewood fretboard, chrome hardware

Kompact bass with fretless Ebony fingerboard and Highlander bridge pickup.

MK21 5-string, Alder body, Rosewood fretboard and Bartoline CB Pre-style pickup.

MK21 5-string with Alder body, Myrtlewood top, maple fretboard, and Lindy Fralin pickups. Transparet black finish.

Kinal MT with a Korina body and Koa top. Bartolini PBF 55 front pickup and Lindy Fralin lead. Graph Tech Piezo pickup in the bridge. 25" scale.

Two Kinal guitar headstocks showing a natural maple finish and a Bubinga finish. Hipshot machine heads.

Fretless Kompact 5-string bass with a lined brown ebony fretboard and bridge, spruce top and figured maple back.

SK5 with Swamp Ash body, natural Myrtle top. John East electronics and Bartolini pickups. 34" scale Ebony fingerboard, black/chrome hardware.

MT headstock with a custom Koa overlay and Hipshot machine heads

MT guitar with a quilted maple top and an ebony fingerboard, Lollar Imperial pickups

Voyager archtop with ebony fretboard and fittings, Bartolini pickup. 25" scale length

MK5 - B Fretless with Swamp Ash body with a Koa Top. Ebony fingerboard, Bartolini Jazz and Musicman pickups with a Graph Tech piezo bridge pickup

Back view of Kompact 4-string bass showing figured walnut


Classic 3-tone burst finish on a Mini Voyager guitar, rosewood tailpiece and pickguard

Kinal Kompact 4-string fretless bass. Walnut body with a spruce top and ebony fretboard. 30" scale length. Piezo-style pickup built in, with bass, treble, and midrange controls top mounted.

Kinal SK-6 bass. Alder body, quilt maple top, figured maple fretboard, Bartolini soapbar pickups, natural finish and black hardware


SK5-21 bass with flame maple top on mahogany body. 35" scale Rosewood fretboard on a Jatoba neck. Bartolini pickups and electronics.

Kompact 4 string fretless with ebony board. Sunburst top.

Mini Voyager with a Bartolini mini humbucking pickup. Brazilian rosewood fretboard, tailpiece, bridge and pickguard. Controls under the pickguard (volume and tone)

MT guitar with Myrtlewood top and rosewood fingerboard. Gibson Firebird pickups. 25" scale length. Hipshot bridge.

SK21 5 string bass with Alder body and a Zebrawood top. Bartolini Soapbar pickups and preamp.

Blue burst MT is alder and maple top with Reilander pickups. Aged white MT is a pine body with gold hardware and Lindy Fralin "blues
special" pickups

MK21 5-string with an alder back and an imbuyia top

Spalted Maple top on alder body, maple fretboard with Lindy pickups and Bartolini 3 band preamp.

JK guitar, carved maple top, ebony fretboard and Mother of Pearl inlays. Bartolini PBF 55 pickups