Chasson Guitars 2017 Order Form

Ordering a guitar from me is very different from buying one off the shelf or ordering a custom factory model. It’s a collaboration. I work closely with each player to design and build an instrument that is right for them. I don’t want to build my favorite guitar, I want to build your favorite guitar.

I am currently taking orders for guitars to be delivered in Summer of 2018. The base price for new orders is $6,400 for the Parlor Model, $6,700 for the Classic, Concert, Auditorium, and Dreadnought, and $6,900 for the Jumbo. Prices include an Ameritage Silver Series case except for the Parlor model, which comes with a TKL case.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your slot in the building schedule. A payment for 50% of the balance will be due when building begins. The balance, plus any applicable sales tax and shipping charges, is due before delivery . After you receive your guitar, you have one week to make sure it meets your expectations. If it does not meet your expectations, you may return it in its original condition for a full refund minus shipping, providing it has not been customized or personalized in a manner that would make it difficult to re-sell.

The form below is a starting point, not a final commitment. It will help define what options you are fairly certain of and which ones need more consideration. Feel free to leave blanks. Many options can remain flexible until just before work begins on your guitar.

Thanks. I look forward to our collaboration.

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    Body Style:

    AuditoriumSignature DreadDreadnaughtJumboClassicParlor

    Top Wood:

    Sitka SpruceAdirondack Spruce (+$60 - $500)Engelmann Spruce (+$100)Western Red CedarRedwood (+$100)European Spruce (+$100 - $300)

    Back and Sides:

    SapeleWengeHonduras Mahogany (+$60)East Indian Rosewood +$60Claro Walnut +$200 - $600Honduran Rosewood $400 - $600Brazilian Rosewood +$1000 - $2400Figured Western Maple +$300 - $500Figured Santos Mahogany +200 - $400Koa +$400 - $800Cocobolo +$500 - $800Black Acacia +$300 - $600

    Fingerboard and Headplate:

    EbonyEast Indian RosewoodCocobolo +$40Brazilian Rosewood +$200


    Bridges act as the coupling point between the strings and the top and therefore play an important role in the tone of the guitar. I recommend choosing the bridge based solely on tone, not appearance. I often like to match the bridge, fingerboard and headplate for visual continuity.
    EbonyCocoboloBrazilian Rosewood: +$100


    EbonyLeopardwoodWengeIndian RosewoodFlamed Black Acacia +$25Flamed Maple +$50Flamed Walnut +$50Flamed Koa +$50Snakewood +$130


    I am very picky in choosing neck wood. As the supply of Honduras Mahogany becomes increasingly scarce, I have found a few alternatives that I regularly use in addition to Honduras; Khaya, Meranti, and Black Walnut. With the exception of Walnut, I consider the rest of those interchangeable as they all have similar properties and appearance. Walnut has similar properties but is much darker in appearance.

    Necks and fingerboards are the only parts that I build in larger batches due to the amount of tool setup time required. I will do my best to accommodate special requests for wood species or neck profile at no extra charge. Any special requests that require me to build an individual neck and fingerboard will be an additional $200. This would include a non-standard width, scale length, or neck profile that is not possible on my standard necks.

    Neck Width:

    1-11/16” nut, 2-1/8” string spacing at bridge1-3/4” nut, 2-1/4” string spacing at bridgeOther (+0 - $200)

    Scale Length:

    25.4"24.9"24"Other (+0 - $200)

    Slotted Headstock + $350Multi-scale (Fanned Frets) + $800

    Tuning Machines:

    Schertler MetallicSchertler Matte BlackSchertler Satin ChromeSchaller Mini Black/BlackSchaller Mini Gold/Ebony + $50Waverly + $100 to $200 depending on modelRodgers + $1000 and up

    Neck Finishes:



    Single Abalone with black/white purflingSignature RosetteDouble abalone + $40Custom + $100 and up


    NoneClear MylarOther

    Strap Pin:

    Note: All strap pins will be installed in the hollow of the heel unless otherwise noted.

    End Pin:



    Florentine Cutaway +$500Florentine Cutaway with 3-way mitered binding +$600Venetian Cutaway +$400Abalone Top Purfling +$400Abalone Back Purfling +$400Bound Peghead +$150Bound Fingerboard +$150Abalone Purfling on Peghead +$200Abalone Purfling on Fingerboard +$200


    K&K Pure Western +$140K&K Trinity +$375Other

    Other Details or Instructions:

    Your Chasson Guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty to the original owner against defects in materials or workmanship. I will honor this warranty as long as I am in business building guitars. Tuning machines and any electronics are limited to their own factory warranty. It is the responsibility of the owner to properly care for the instrument and I reserve the right to void the warranty if I determine that the guitar was not properly cared for.

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