Steel String

Steel String Guitar Builds

Hand-built guitars made to specification from the finest materials

  • Steel String guitars start at $6850  (Plus GET 4.71%) and includes Visesnut Flight Case, Laminated Sides, Interlocking bracing.
  • Standard Model comes with Sitka Spruce or Engelmann Spruce and Indian Rosewood Back and Sides.
  • Available In Concert and Grand Concert with Custom Features. See below for all build options.

Concert Model

This Build: Sitka Spruce Top, Koa Back and Sides

Dreadnaught Model (Retired)

This Build: Sitka Spruce Top, East Indian Rosewood Back and Sides

Build Options

Woods
Back and Sides
East Indian RosewoodIncluded
PadukIncluded
ZiricoteInquire
EbonyInquire
Cocobolo RosewoodInquire
WengeInquire
Figured MapleInquire
Madagascar RosewoodInquire
Hawaiian KoaInquire
Soundboard
Sitka SpruceIncluded
Engelmann SpruceIncluded
Western Red CedarIncluded
European SpruceInquire
Hawaiian KoaInquire
Fingerboard
EbonyIncluded
Bridge
EbonyIncluded
RosewoodIncluded
WengeIncluded
Dimensions
Concert SteelGrand Concert Steel
Scale Length25″25.5″
Nut Width1.75″1.75″
Bridge Spacing2.25″2.25″
Body Length19″19.5″
Body Depth4″4″
Lower Bout Width14.5″15.25″
Upper Bout Width11.125″11.5″
Features
Beveled Armrest$850
Wedge Body$600
Elevated Fingerboard$850
Florentine Cutaway$750
Slotted Headstock$450
Soundport$350
Hardware
Concert SteelGrand Concert Steel
Gotoh 510 SeriesIncludedIncluded
Waverly$250$250
Inlays
Burl RosetteIncluded
Wood BindingsIncluded
BackstripIncluded
Custom RosetteInquire
Custom InlaysInquire
Carved RosetteInquire
Case
VisiesnutIncluded
CaltonInquire
HoffeeInquire

Ordering

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.

Warranty

The warranty for our instruments extends for a period of 5 years and provides coverage for any defects or issues arising from craftsmanship. However, it is important to note that certain conditions are excluded from this warranty.

The warranty does not cover damages resulting from improper storage, modifications, mishandling, or misuse of the instrument. Additionally, any damage caused by exposure to extreme temperatures or humidity is not covered. It is essential to follow our recommended guidelines regarding the tension and type of strings used, as alterations or the use of inappropriate strings voids the warranty.

Please be aware that this warranty is valid only for the original purchaser of the instrument and is non-transferrable.

Shipping

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).

Testimonials

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.”

michaelbraunguitar.com

Michael Braun

Classical Guitar Educator

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