Each Shepherd is painstakingly aged by hand to give the guitar a comfortable, broken-in feel right out of the included vintage thermometer-style case. Each guitar is set up to perfection with a full fret dress and rolled fingerboard edges. As beautiful as this guitar looks, it plays and sounds EVEN BETTER!
I play and continue to tweak every completed guitar for a minimum of one week prior to shipping to ensure superb playability for its new owner. Additional options like double bound body, pickup changes and others are available at an extra cost. Please inquire!
Body: Quality sourced ash or alder, spec'd at or under 4 lbs. in your choice of color
Neck: 25.5" Scale - Two-piece hard rock maple for extra stability, or with dark rosewood board in GG Dark Vintage Amber with a smooth hand rubbed Tru Oil finish, 10" radius for effortless bends, Your choice of standard .83" or chunky .86" at the first fret with a comfortable vintage "C" carve, versatile 6125 frets and 1.650" nut width
Nut: Hand-carved unbleached bone
Pickguard: Custom vintage-style celluloid tortoise shell or 3-ply vintage white or black
Pickups: Custom Glory Guitars Shepherd set, custom wound to my specs by Lindy Fralin Pickups Other custom choices available. Please inquire.
Tuners: Vintage-style Kluson single line tuners
Bridge: Custom nickel plated steel bridge with various combinations of titanium, steel and brass compensated saddles. The TL-ST model utilizes a Duesenberg Trem and Mastery Bridge
Electronics: CRL switch, CTS pots, Specially selected tone capacitor, PureTone multi-contact output jack, Gavitt 22 gauge cloth pushback wire, Cardas Audio silver solder
Knobs/Switches: Various styles of switch tip and knobs available
Strings: D'Addario EXL110, 10-46 or EXL115, 11-49 Nickel Round Wound
$1,895 + $65 shipping anywhere in the continental U.S. for standard custom-ordered Shepherd or Shepherd TL, MONO case included
$2,195 + $65 shipping anywhere in the continental U.S. for standard custom-ordered Shepherd TL-ST, Black hard case* included
*The tremolo spring will be slightly compressed with the hard case fully closed. This poses no issues and keeps the guitar securely situated in the case.
$100 upcharge for “heavy” aging.
Current build time from order date is approximately 12 - 16 weeks with a 50% deposit.
Several custom builds currently in stock! Please inquire.
Let's get a custom Shepherd build started for you today! Reach out to get more information, to make inquiries, or to order your custom Shepherd. A phone call is preferred as I can answer all your questions in real time... and better yet, get a chance to speak with you!