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Don’t be confused by the name Lefty Luthier, though I have built a far higher percentage of left handed instruments than other luthiers over the past 52 years, many of my instruments are standard right-hand. I just happen to be left-handed and inherited this moniker. My business plan is simple; I build what you want with attention to every detail including unique one-of-a kind as well as traditional and replica instruments. I do service or repair work on other luthier’s products only when time permits with my custom instrument work load though I will always do so on those that I build in the most expedicious manner. I also excel at the restoration of vintage instruments and converting from right to left play on all stringed instruments.
I strive to build the ultimate instrument with regard to materials, trim and hardware. The instrument generally has multi-color bindings, Waverly or Gotoh Loar tuners and the cast bronze tail of your choice. Inclusion of a K&K pickup is optional. Guitars genreally has a complex artist rosette and perfling as well as binding on all edges.
Regardless of trim, hardware or finish, an instrument built by Lefty is constructed from the finest materials available and, given reasonable care, will last for many generations. I strive for excellence in both sound quality and visual beauty and expect my customers to settle for nothing less.
My F5 & F4 mandolins and H5 mandolas start at $4,000 up to $8,000, A style mandolins and mandolas from $2,500 to $5,500, MC4 octave mandolins and MC5 mandocellos from $5,000 to $10,000, the Boomer starts at $4,500. Ukuleles run from $800 to $2,000 and solid body, OM, 000 and parlor guitars from $2,000 to $10,000 and the archtop guitars range from $5,000 to rediculous.
I build violins using the Stradivari form factor with Carpathian Spruce belly and European Maple backs oil varnish finished in the classical manner for a fixed $4,000 price.
I make every effort to deliver your instrument in perfect, ready to play condition, but as with anything new sometimes bad things occur either in shipping or just exposure of an undetected problem as the instrument is broken in. If such a thing happens, I will make every effort to satisfactorily correct the problem. Due to the personalization of any custom instrument, all sales are final but I guarantee that I will do everything possible to insure a satisfactory resullt. Please refer to the complete warranty statement at the bottom of the Construction Details section.
A word to my customers: Your privacy is of paramount importance to me. I will never disclose or boast your name to a prospective customer or post it on-line without your permission but I do depend on your word of mouth endorsement for future business.