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Build The Instrument Of Your Dreams

We can help you design the instrument that you have always imagined...

Whether it is a custom guitar from Martin, Collings, or Taylor, a customized banjo from the Deering Banjo Company, a ukulele from Kamaka, or a custom mandolin from Weber, we can help make the instrument of your dreams a reality.

Each manufacturer offers numerous customization options which can range from specialized tonewoods for a unique tone, customized finish colors, uniquely designed inlays, and beyond.

Past Custom Orders We Have Helped With

Here are some examples of custom instruments we have helped customers design in the past. Each custom instrument is a unique opportunity to reflect a bit of the owner's personality through the instrument they play.

Martin 2K Custom Blue Ukulele Image

Martin 2K Custom Blue Ukulele

Custom instruments can be elegant.

This Custom Martin 2K Concert ukulele was made of solid koa wood with a deep glossy blue finish and intricate tree of life inlay up the fretboard and extending onto the headstock.
Santa Cruz OM Grand

Santa Cruz OM Grand "DFC 50th Anniversary Edition" Guitar

Customization can be subtle.

For our 50th Anniversary DFC founder Harry Tuft and Santa Cruz Guitar Company founder Richard Hoover designed this Santa Cruz OM Grand with special "est. 1962, Denver Folklore Center 50th Anniversary"  fretboard inlay.
Deering John Hartford Custom

Deering John Hartford Custom "Moose" Banjo

Custom Shop instruments can be fun.

A customer with a fun personality and a love of everything moose had us help design this custom inlaid Deering John Hartford 5 String Banjo.

Custom Collings OM1ATSB Traditional Guitar

Bruce with the custom Collings OM1ATSB Traditional

Bruce VanWart, Collings Guitars Director of Lutherie, holding the body of a customer's recently custom ordered Collings OM1ATSB as the guitar is nearing it’s final completion.

New arrivals at the DFC


Taylor A12e-N
with Taylor Gig Bag

Academy with an armrest, pickup, and nylon strings.
See the A12e-N

Martin OO-17E Whiskey Sunset
with Martin Hardshell Case

Whiskey Sunset finish with a lightweight spruce top and mahogany back and sides. With a built in Fishman pickup for easy amplification.
See the 00-17E

Eastman MD304
with Eastman Deluxe Gig Bag

Solid wood hand carved A -style Oval-hole Mandolin in a classic satin finish.
See the MD304

Collings 02H 12-Fret
with Collings TKL Deluxe Hardshell Case

Small 12-Fret parlor guitar is handmade in Austin, Texas of the highest quality Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood sides and back.
See the 02H 12-Fret