Here you will find pricing on our custom work, including string, body, hardware and electronic options.
Slimline 6 and 7 string guitars are 1.25 inches thick and Carvetop 6 and 7 guitars are 1.5 inches thick in the center. All 8 string guitars are 1.75 inches thick.
All fretboards are 26 frets, 12 – 26 scalloped, 26 – 28 inch scale. Scallops are not optional.
All guitars have scarf jointed headstocks made from the same material as the body wood unless otherwise requested.
6 string 26 inch scale
SFLx Slimline $2800 CAD
SLx Carvetop $2850 CAD
7 String 26 inch scale
SFLx Slimline $2900 CAD
SLx Carvetop $2950 CAD
Longbow: 8 String 30 inch scale
SLx Carvetop $2950 CAD
These guitars will feature custom made Nordstrand pickups, ABM single string bridges and Hipshot tuners.
Nightbringer 6 fanned fret (26-27) $2950 CAD
Nightbringer 7 fanned fret (25-27) $3050 CAD
Nightbringer 8 fanned fret (26-28) $3050 CAD
All basses are based on the Nightbringer shape and feature Hipshot’s Ultralite tuners, a Nordstrand dual humbucking pickup and Hipshot Solo bridges
5 String (33-35) $2750 CAD
6 String (33-35) $2900 CAD
All bodies are two piece bodies unless 1 piece can be sourced (may be slight upcharge)
Body Wood – ash, alder, basswood, mahogany, maple, white limba, purpleheart, walnut, roasted ash
Body Wood Options (woods selected include matching headstock/headstock cap)
- Figured/Curly/Quilted/Flamed Maple cap $150 USD
Roasted Figured Maple Cap $150 USD
Roasted Birdseye Maple Cap $150 USD
Burl Maple (SFLx ONLY) $150 USD
Wenge cap $150 USD
Figured walnut cap $150 USD
Black Limba body $150 USD
Zirocote $200 USD
Cocobolo $150 USD
Shedua $100 USD
PICKUPS & FINISHES
All non-fanned guitars come standard equipped with your choice of Seymour Duncan pickups. Nordstrand, Lundgren, Bare Knuckle pickups available with an upcharge.
All Fanned Fret guitars come with Nordstrand Pickups.
The only oil finishes being offered at this time is Monocoat. That being said, we can send out your guitar to be painted with a solid color and clear coated for a nominal fee.
All guitars feature a threaded output jack, CTS pots and a 12 pole 3 way. At Bowes Guitars, we don’t like tone pots….so we don’t put them in our guitars.
All necks are 5 piece laminate necks.
Woods – roasted figured maple, purpleheart, walnut, mahogany, white limba, walnut, figured maple, birdseye maple, figured massaranduba, roasted maple, roasted birdseye maple
- Neck Wood Options
5 piece all wenge neck $115 USD
Wenge stringers $50 USD
5 piece all rosewood neck $125 USD
Rosewood stringers $50 USD
Cocobolo stringers $50 USD
Zirocote stringers $50 USD
Ebony stringers $50 USD
Lacewood stringers $25 USD
All fretboards are 25 frets with scallops from 12 – 25, no exceptions.
Fretboard Wood – maple, birdseye maple, rosewood, lacewood, figured/flamed maple
- Fretboard Wood Options (please contact Bowes Guitars if the wood you want is not listed below)
Ebony $50 USD
Zirocote $40 USD
Cocobolo $40 USD
Tulipwood $50 USD
Kingwood $50 USD
Roasted birdseye maple $30 USD
Figured Massaranduba $30 USD
African Blackwood $50 USD
All guitars feature Hipshot Locking tuners and Hipshot fixed bridges. We will be offering trem systems in the near future.
WE DO NOT OFFER STAINLESS STEEL FRETS. AT BOWES GUITARS, WE LIKE OUR TOOLS. 🙂
- Hardware Color
Chrome/Black – No charge
Gold $40 USD
- Electronic Upgrades
Nordstrand Pickups $150 USD
BareKnuckle Pickups $250 USD
Lundgren Pickups $250 USD
Ghost Piezo System $350 USD
*Gator XL Molded ABS Case $100 USD. Please note that ALL Bowes Guitars must ship with a case.
*Please email for an estimate on shipping.
*All prices in US Dollars.
**Deposits are $600 USD and are non refundable. No deposits are taken to reserve spots, only to source materials and parts for your build as it starts.