These instruments are available for purchase.
Standard guitars built at Restoration Music feature:
Martin style Dreadnought, OM, M-style (0000) 000, or 00 14 fret body.
Gibson 14 fret body styles
0, 00, or 000 12 fret body styles.
East Indian Rosewood or Honduran Mahogany, or African Rosewood (Bubinga).
Sitka Spruce topwood (Torrefied or Natural).
Honduran Mahogany neck wood with dovetail joinery.
Forward shifted scalloped bracing of red spruce.
Vintage style small maple bridge plate.
Hide glue construction throughout.
Traditional thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, or french polish varnish. No catalyzed poly used.
EVO Gold fret wire.
Two way adjustable truss rod accessible through the sound hole.
Ebony fretboard and bridge.
Forward shifted scalloped bracing.
Galalith unslotted bridge pins.
Bone nut and bridge saddle.
Celluloid (ivory or tortoise) body binding.
Herringbone, Rope, or black\white\black purfling
Bone nut and Saddle.
Choice of headplate material.
Two way adjustable truss rod (soundhole accessible)
- Premium tonewoods (currently available):
Curly or Crotch Grain Mahogany
Figured African Rosewood
Carpathian Spruce Top
Red Spruce (Adirondack) top (Natural or torrefied)
Abalone Rosette and/or purfling including fretboard extension.
- Custom Wood Binding
Curly Maple, Snakewood, Rosewood and others
Fretboard and/or Head binding
Waverly tuning machines
Madagascar Rosewood/ Adirondack Spruce.
This guitar was completed in 2019 and features:
Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay
Waverly oval button tuners
Bone nut and saddle.
1 11/16" nut width, 2 1/8" bridge string spacing.
00 12 Fret guitar.
Honduras Mahogany with crotch figure back.
Sides are straight grain Mahogany.
Red Spruce shaded top.
1 3/4 " nut width.
2 5/16" bridge string spacing
Carpathian Spruce / East Indian Rosewood.
AAAA grade Carpathian spruce top.
Wild grain Indian Rosewood back.
Rope style purfling.
Curly maple body binding
1944 Gibson LG-2
"Only a Gibson is Good Enough" Banner
Honduran Mahogany back, sides, and top.
New maple bridgeplate, correct size.
All other internal bracing is solid and original.
Reproduction Brazilian Rosewood bridge.
Significant structural repairs to the bass side rib and back. All solidly rebuilt.
Replaced correct tuners with originals included.
Very thick "Louisville Slugger" neck.
Great tone and volume from this 75 year old war horse.
No extra charge for the lovely decoupage.
1918 Gibson F-4 mandolin
Original case, bridge and tailpiece
Original Handel engraved tuners
Plays and sounds great.