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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):
    Brazilian Rosewood
    Curly or Crotch Grain Mahogany
    Madagascar Rosewood
    Figured African Rosewood
    Acacia Koa
    Peroba Rosa
    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



OM guitar

Madagascar Rosewood/ Adirondack Spruce.



      This guitar was completed in 2019 and features:

Brazilian Rosewood peghead overlay

herringbone purfling.

Waverly oval button tuners

Bone nut and saddle.

1 11/16" nut width, 2 1/8" bridge string spacing.

nitro lacquer




    00 12 Fret guitar.

    Honduras Mahogany with crotch figure back.

Sides are straight grain Mahogany.


Red Spruce shaded top.

Herringbone trim.

1 3/4 " nut width.

2 5/16" bridge string spacing


Dreadnought guitar

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.


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1918 Gibson F-4 mandolin

Original case, bridge  and tailpiece

Original Handel engraved tuners

Plays and sounds great.