Custom Classical Guitar Builds

Hand-built guitars made to specification from the finest materials

  • Classical Guitars start at a price of $5500 (plus GET tax 4.71%)
  • Standard model comes with Engelmann Spruce or Western Red Cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides. See below for all build options.
  • Available in 4/4 and 7/8ths with Custom Features

Build Options

Back and Sides
East Indian RosewoodIncluded
Cocobolo RosewoodInquire
Figured MapleInquire
Madagascar RosewoodInquire
Hawaiian KoaInquire
Sitka SpruceIncluded
Engelmann SpruceIncluded
Western Red CedarIncluded
European SpruceInquire
Hawaiian KoaInquire
Nut Width52mm
Bridge Spacing58mm
Body Length485mm
Body Depth90mm
Lower Bout Width372mm
Upper Bout Width272mm
Beveled Armrest$850
Wedge Body$600
Elevated Fingerboard$850
All Wood Lattice$600
Gotoh 510 SeriesIncluded
Schaller GrandTuneIncluded
Burl RosetteIncluded
Wood BindingsIncluded
Custom RosetteInquire
Custom InlaysInquire
Carved RosetteInquire
Gator PlywoodIncluded


Contact Me to begin the process of ordering your instrument. I will then schedule a meeting with you in person (when possible), by phone, email or tele-conferencing–whatever you prefer. We will begin the process by discussing playing style, ergonomics, aesthetics, materials etc. related to your custom build.

An engagement fee of 20% of the value of the instrument to cover time, materials will guarantee your slot in my production list. This is non-refundable. The remainder of the payment will be due upon completion of the instrument prior to shipping.


My instruments include a limited lifetime warranty for any defects or issues on the craftsmanship as long as I am a professional luthier. It does not cover damage due to improper storage, modifications, handling or mis-use. The warranty covers the original purchaser of the instrument and is non-transferrable.


Shipping and handling will be determined after completion of the instrument. Carriers will be determined by criteria such as appropriate insurance, storage conditions, and availability and may vary by geographical location. The client is responsible for any or all shipping expenses, international tax, tariff or custom fees including import/export regulation (eg CITIES).


Justin Purtill

“So happy to have picked up this beauty from Nathaniel Rich the other day! It’s a real masterpiece. As soon as I played it, I knew this puppy was going to seriously affect my (already greatly diminished) social life…. because now all I want to do is practice ????. Thanks Nathaniel, I’ve been searching for an axe like this for some time.”

Justin Purtill

Guitarist, International Performing Artist

Patrick Day

Nathaniel custom built a classical guitar for me in 2017. Since then I have played this beautiful instrumental almost every day. It was built to fit the size of my hands so I can play it comfortably while maintaining a great sound. When it’s time for me to acquire my next guitar I will definitely be talking to Nathaniel.
Patrick Day

Guitar Player

Michael Braun

“I love the balance, projection, and sweet tone I get out of my Hollis-Rich guitar. There is a robust sound, yet it maintains the ability to get a wide range of colors, making it suitable for many performing situations.”

Michael Braun

Classical Guitar Educator

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