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Below are the options for standard and custom Bent Twig Guitars. At first glance the options might seem overwhelming, but we hope you will find that choosing your appointments is a fun process. We encourage you to contact us, as we also enjoy being part of the process.

models

soundboards

Soundboards
Soundboards

The choice of a soundboard greatly influences the overall tonality of a guitar- scroll through our guitars to see different soundboards and a discription of their tonal properties. Inquire for a soundboard not listed. STANDARD Torrefied Sitka Spruce Lutze Spruce Western Red Cedar Redwood Adirondack Spruce UPGRADES Sinker Redwood Bear Claw Sitka Spruce Torrefied Adirondack Antiqued Sitka Spruce inquire for more options

TORREFIED  BEAR CLAW SIKA SPRUCE BT1
TORREFIED BEAR CLAW SIKA SPRUCE BT1

Sitka spruce is a very versatile top giving a punchy, focused tone. Torrefied sitka spruce gives the soundboard a warm- well aged tone.

BEAR CLAW SITKA SPRUCE   BT12
BEAR CLAW SITKA SPRUCE BT12

sitka spruce is a very versatile top giving a punchy, focused tone. Bear claw figuring comes from older trees and adds to the visual esthetic of the soundboard.

Soundboards
Soundboards

The choice of a soundboard greatly influences the overall tonality of a guitar- scroll through our guitars to see different soundboards and a discription of their tonal properties. Inquire for a soundboard not listed. STANDARD Torrefied Sitka Spruce Lutze Spruce Western Red Cedar Redwood Adirondack Spruce UPGRADES Sinker Redwood Bear Claw Sitka Spruce Torrefied Adirondack Antiqued Sitka Spruce inquire for more options

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back and sides

TONEWOODS
TONEWOODS

There are many custom options when it comes to picking the back and side wood. We do our best to pick quality, highly figured wood. Here are some combinations we have used in the past, but feel free to inquire if you would like a pairing that we don't see here. Pictured is Chocolate Mango. STANDARD Mahogany Indian Rosewood Figured Walnut Ambrosia Maple Katalox Brazilian Rosewood inquire for other tone woods

KATLOX
KATLOX

BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD+$1500
BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD+$1500

TONEWOODS
TONEWOODS

There are many custom options when it comes to picking the back and side wood. We do our best to pick quality, highly figured wood. Here are some combinations we have used in the past, but feel free to inquire if you would like a pairing that we don't see here. Pictured is Chocolate Mango. STANDARD Mahogany Indian Rosewood Figured Walnut Ambrosia Maple Katalox Brazilian Rosewood inquire for other tone woods

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rosettes

Wide abalone shell   BT1
Wide abalone shell BT1

Here are some rosette designs that we have done in the past. If you have a different look in mind let us know and we would be glad to accommodate your idea. Standard price includes your choice of rosette.

BT2
BT2

Ebony with inset rosewood.

BT15
BT15

Wide spalted maple with thin inset copper.

Wide abalone shell   BT1
Wide abalone shell BT1

Here are some rosette designs that we have done in the past. If you have a different look in mind let us know and we would be glad to accommodate your idea. Standard price includes your choice of rosette.

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Pick Guard

COPPER
COPPER

A thin, custom etched copper pick guard is available for your Bent Twig Guitar. +$50

ALUMINUM
ALUMINUM

A thin, brushed aluminum pick guard is available for your Bent Twig Guitar. +$50

COPPER
COPPER

A thin, custom etched copper pick guard is available for your Bent Twig Guitar. +$50

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end graft and heel cap 

Our end graft and heel cap are often another place for a one of a kind detail. We have used bone, metal, grass, wood, and pinecone here. We would be glad to implement a personal touch here for you, so feel free to interject any ideas! Here are a few examples to look at. Standard price includes your choice of end graft and heal cap. Pictured here is: PINECONE, COPPER, AND RESIN.

PINCONE, COPPER, RESIN
PINCONE, COPPER, RESIN

KOA
KOA

Our end graft and heel cap are often another place for a one of a kind detail. We have used bone, metal, grass, wood, and pinecone here. We would be glad to implement a personal touch here for you, so feel free to interject any ideas! Here are a few examples to look at. Standard price includes your choice of end graft and heal cap. Pictured here is: PINECONE, COPPER, AND RESIN.

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bindings and purflings

BINDINGS
BINDINGS

There are what may seem like endless combinations of bindings and purflings. Here are some combinations that we have done in the past that will help you decide the right combination for you. We usually use all wood bindings and purflings on our guitars. BINDING MATERIAL OFFERED: indian rosewood koa ebony cocobolo maple Please inquire if you would like a different binding material.

PURFLINGS
PURFLINGS

These are the standard purflings we offer. If it seems like to much to choose, please scroll through the images to see a combination you like or we can give you our recommendation of the right combination for your guitar.

Detail against the top of BT13
Detail against the top of BT13

Ebony bindings with sycamore/bloodwood/sycamore purflings.

BINDINGS
BINDINGS

There are what may seem like endless combinations of bindings and purflings. Here are some combinations that we have done in the past that will help you decide the right combination for you. We usually use all wood bindings and purflings on our guitars. BINDING MATERIAL OFFERED: indian rosewood koa ebony cocobolo maple Please inquire if you would like a different binding material.

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neck and volutes

NECKS
NECKS

Our necks are hand carved using Honduras mahogany. We offer two volute options, diamond and round. We also offer a custom back plate option for an extra $100.

ROUNDED VOLUTE
ROUNDED VOLUTE

NECKS
NECKS

Our necks are hand carved using Honduras mahogany. We offer two volute options, diamond and round. We also offer a custom back plate option for an extra $100.

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headplate, logo inlay, and tuner knobs

BT1
BT1

Our head plates can be wood, metal, or almost any one of a kind option you can think up. For a standard head plate we offer it out of spalted maple, copper, or wood matching your guitar design. You have an option of mother of pearl, abalone, or copper for the logo inlay. You also have a choice of waverly tuning machines. Standard tuners are relic nickel. Pictured here is a Koa headplate, abalone logo inlay, with waverly ivoroid tuners.

MAPLE
MAPLE

Relic Waverly Tuners, Spalted maple headplate.

BT16
BT16

Butterbean shape relic nickel waverly tuners.

BT1
BT1

Our head plates can be wood, metal, or almost any one of a kind option you can think up. For a standard head plate we offer it out of spalted maple, copper, or wood matching your guitar design. You have an option of mother of pearl, abalone, or copper for the logo inlay. You also have a choice of waverly tuning machines. Standard tuners are relic nickel. Pictured here is a Koa headplate, abalone logo inlay, with waverly ivoroid tuners.

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fretboard and fret markers

BT1
BT1

We offer ebony, indian rosewood, birdseye maple, or torrified birdseye maple for fretboard options. We can mark frets however you would like, but typically mark the twelfth with a double dot out of copper or wood matching your guitar. Custom inlay fret markers or other fretboard material is available at extra cost.

BT2
BT2

Double copper patina fret markers.

BT12
BT12

Double mother of pearl fret markers at the twelfth on an ebony fretboard.

BT1
BT1

We offer ebony, indian rosewood, birdseye maple, or torrified birdseye maple for fretboard options. We can mark frets however you would like, but typically mark the twelfth with a double dot out of copper or wood matching your guitar. Custom inlay fret markers or other fretboard material is available at extra cost.

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bridgeplate, bridgepins, nut and saddle

BT1
BT1

We offer ebony or indian rosewood as bridge plate options. All of our bridgpins are made out of dyed bone, chosen to match your individual guitar. Our nut and saddle are bone. Pictured here is an indian rosewood bridge plate, bone saddle, and dyed bone bridge pins.

BT2
BT2

Ebony bridge plate, unbleached saddle, dyed bridge pins.

BT7
BT7

Bone Nut.

BT1
BT1

We offer ebony or indian rosewood as bridge plate options. All of our bridgpins are made out of dyed bone, chosen to match your individual guitar. Our nut and saddle are bone. Pictured here is an indian rosewood bridge plate, bone saddle, and dyed bone bridge pins.

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finish

FINISH
FINISH

Our guitars have a polished satin finish. We use a very thin polyester UV cure, musical instrument finish.

FINISH
FINISH

Our guitars have a polished satin finish. We use a very thin polyester UV cure, musical instrument finish.

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case

HARPTONE CASE
HARPTONE CASE

Each guitar we build comes standard with a Harptone Classic case. A custom fitted ameritage hard case is also available complete with Ameritage humidity control system to protect your guitar from both low and high humidity. +$325

HARPTONE CASE
HARPTONE CASE

AMERITAGE CASE
AMERITAGE CASE

HARPTONE CASE
HARPTONE CASE

Each guitar we build comes standard with a Harptone Classic case. A custom fitted ameritage hard case is also available complete with Ameritage humidity control system to protect your guitar from both low and high humidity. +$325

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progress book

BOOK
BOOK

At Bent Twig Guitars we document the building process of each individual guitar with photographs. We have dubbed it "the Bent Twig Baby Book". Books are approximately 25-30 pages printed on high quality paper. +$125

OPEN BOOK
OPEN BOOK

OPEN BOOK
OPEN BOOK

BOOK
BOOK

At Bent Twig Guitars we document the building process of each individual guitar with photographs. We have dubbed it "the Bent Twig Baby Book". Books are approximately 25-30 pages printed on high quality paper. +$125

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Extra options we offer

custom inlay 

custom rosette 

side sound port 

arm bevel 

venetian cutaway (rounded) $750

if you would like a specialty wood not in our supply please inquire for price and availability

inquire for pricing 

Ordering a guitar from Bent Twig Guitars is a very fun process! Please email or call and we’ll be glad to talk with you about your playing style, the size of guitar, the tonal and visual qualities of wood choices, rosettes, bindings and purflings, finishes, and so much more.  Our desire is to keep the ordering process as simple as possible, so you’re not going to see a long list of confusing upcharges.  Our standard price gives you options on some of the finest woods available.

 

We ask for a $500 non-refundable deposit in order to be placed on our waiting list. When we are ready to start building your guitar, we ask for a payment of 50% of the remaining balance. The final payment will be due upon completion of your guitar.  It usually takes about three months from the time an order is placed to the time you receive your Bent Twig .  Of course, we’ll send progress pictures along the way.

shipping

Your guitar will be shipped to you by USPS Registered Priority (buyer is responsible for shipping and insurance costs).

warranty

 

 

Bent Twig Guitars are covered by a limited warranty to the original purchaser of the guitar.  This warranty covers defective workmanship and materials.  Bent Twig Guitars does not cover damage due to normal wear, alterations, missuse, or damage incurred by extreme changes in temperature and humidity.  If you are not satisfied with our finished product, you have 48 hours after receipt of the guitar to contact Bent Twig Guitars to schedule a return (buyer is responsible for return shipping and insurance costs).  You will be refunded the selling price of the guitar minus the non-refundable $500 deposit.

Ordering