Prices

 

The left-hand column below shows examples of what could be included in the base price of a Hawley guitar. A very fine guitar could be built with these materials, in fact, there is no reason to believe that a guitar with the additional cost items would sound or play any better. The base price for a Hawley guitar is $2500.00. A tenor ukulele would be about half the price of a guitar.

 

The right-hand column below shows examples of additional cost items. The additional cost arises from the cost of the materials and/or the time it takes me to build the particular feature.

 

As stated, these are examples only. I haven't listed all the woods I've used in the past and I am always open to new ideas and the use of woods I haven't used before. There are many additional woods that could fall into the category of "Base Price", making a small allowance for the cost of procurement. I may also consider a new model within base price if it is something I feel I would repeat in future.

Base Price Items

 

Guitar Configuration

Any model shown on this site (left or righ hand version)

A new model I would use in future

String spacing at the bridge

Scale length that does not change model

Neck profile, e.g. "V", rounded or flat

Head veneer in same wood as back and sides

Two-way truss rod (in steel string guitars)

Bone nut and saddle

Gotoh Sealed Housing Tuners or equivalent

 

Top Woods

Sikta Spruce

Cedar

 

Back/Sides Wood

East Indian Rosewood

Mahogany

Maple

 

Neck Wood

Mahogany

Cedar

 

Body Binding Wood

East Indian Rosewood

Ebony

Holly

Bubinga

Maple

Ivoroid

Plastic

 

Purfling

Black/white/black stripes

Herringbone

 

Rosette

Stripes/herringbone combination

Pre-made classical mosaic style

Pre-made steel string style

 

Inlays

Position dots on fret board

Position dots on side of fret board

"Hawley" logo in head

 

Finish

Ultra violet light cured polyester

French polished shellac

Hybrid of above

Additional Cost Items

 

Guitar Configuration

Venetian Cutaway..............................................................$350.

Mitred side purfling............................................................$300.

Slotted head in a steel string guitar...............................$200.

Bound head.........................................................................$200.

Bound fret board.................................................................$100.

Veneer on back of head....................................................$150.

Gotoh 510 tuners (or equivalent)....................................$100.

 

Top Woods

Englemann Spruce............................................................$100.

Lutz Spruce..........................................................................$100.

Curly Redwood...................................................................$300.

Adirondack Spruce.............................................................$300.

 

Back/Sides Wood

Macassar Ebony.................................................................$500.

Hormigo...............................................................................$300.

Claro Walnut.......................................................................$200.

Figured Koa.........................................................................$600.

Brazilian Rosewood.................priced per set; likely >$1500.

 

Neck Wood

Maple....................................................................................$100.

 

Body Binding Wood

Curly Maple..........................................................................$100.

Bloodwood..........................................................................$100.

Curly Koa.............................................................................$150.

 

Purfling

Abalone shell (top only)....................................................$600.

Abaone shell around head..............................................$300.

 

Rosette

Rosettes that have shell rings.........................................$150.

Custom "radial wood" rosettes.......................................$200.

 

Inlays

Small shapes other than dots on fretboard..................$200.

Complex inlays............................................individually priced

 

Finish

I do not offer other finishes than what comes standard.

Warranty

 

Hawley guitars are guaranteed for problems due to workmanship for my life.