Custom shop

Custom shop

Who says you can’t have it all…?

The first question which we ask anyone interested in our guitars is:
“What are you looking for?”

If you are looking for the ideal price-design-performance ratio, (something like a Mercedes among cars), we give you an advice - buy a top-of-the line, factory-made guitar.

However, if you really want to satisfy your uncompromising desires and fulfil your lifelong dreams – well, you’ve come to the right place. You can create the ultimate, no compromise guitar, custom made for your fingertips - your own Rolls-Royce or Ferrari, if you will.

Select and compare body shapes

You can choose any standard and usual body for your guitar. We are also able to create a nonstandard body shape upon request.

Just compare the two shapes below:

OM

OM

OM

Body length 48,3 cm 19 “
Body width 38.1 cm 15"
Body depth 8,5 -10,5 mm 3 & 11/32 “ - 4 & 1/8 “
Scale 644 mm 25 11/32
For many years, the favourite mid-sized guitar shape created by C.F. Martin & Co., which became synonymous for a well-balanced sound. Sounds great being strummed or played by fingers.
OM body illustration
Dreadnought

Dreadnought

Dreadnought

Body length 50,8 cm 20"
Body width 40 cm 15 3/4"
Body depth 10 – 12,5 cm 3 15/16" – 4 15/16"
Scale 644 mm 25 11/32"
One of the most popular guitar shapes. At ROZAWOOD, we couldn’t even imagine not having it in our production line-up. This particular instrument is the best choice for all the players who prefer a strong "booming" sound, either for lead or rhythm playing. As there is a myriad of producers of good, standard Dreadnoughts, we tried sprinkle our models with some magic sauce - adding brightness to the sound in the process. Any player looking for enhanced brilliance and clarity, especially for lead work, will benefit from this. We’ve also redesigned the bracing to a unique combination of scalloped and tapered bracing system. All in all, we’ve created a monster of a guitar with a thunderous bass response, clear midrange and shimmering treble.
Dreadnought body illustration
Grand Auditorium

Grand Auditorium

Grand Auditorium

Body length 51,5 cm 20 9/32"
Body width 41 cm 16 1/8"
Body depth 10 – 12,5 cm 3 15/16" – 4 15/16"
Scale 644 mm 25 11/32"
A guitar which is called also a Jumbo due to its big body. But our Grand Auditorium is shaped so nicely, that the body doesn’t look as big as it really is. This body has an unbelievably great and perfectly balanced sound.
Grand Auditorium body illustration
Lady

Lady

Lady

Body length 48,5 cm 19 1/8"
Body width 34,3 cm 13 1/2"
Body depth 9 – 11,5 cm 3 9/16" – 4 17/32"
Scale 631 mm 24 27/32"
Our smallest guitar we have in our production line. With its small body and shorter scale this instrument is suitable for those players they are of a smaller growth - women or children. Even though our Lady is a small guitar, she has surprisingly powerful sound with a very warm and sweet tone. It is a result of very carefully modified scalloped X bracings used for the soundboard. That's why this instrument can be used also for professional performance and is also a good choice for songwriters or music composers to be their small friend that helps with their job.
Lady body illustration
00 12-fret

00 12-fret

00 12-fret

Body length 49,8 cm 19 5/8"
Body width 35,9 cm 14 1/8"
Body depth 8,5 – 10,5 cm 3 3/8" – 4 1/8"
Scale 631 mm 24 27/32"
This 12-fret body shape is a typical representative of popular smaller-body guitars. With its typical dimensions used also by other builders, but upgraded by our double-X bracing specially adapted for this small body, this guitar produces full, rich and perfectly balanced sound.
00 12-fret body illustration
000 14-fret

000 14-fret

000 14-fret

Body length 49,8 cm 19 5/8"
Body width 38,1 cm 15"
Body depth 9 – 11,5 cm 3 9/16" – 4 17/32"
Scale 644 mm 25 11/32"
We changed the shape of this popular body to satisfy still rising popularity of slope-shoulder guitars. While our BLUES body is visually closer to Martin's 000 14-fret (i.e. OM) body shape, our 000 14-fret body is slightly longer, has the same width at lower bout, but not so tightened centre and narrower upper bout. This body shape suits perfectly especially for fingerpicking.
000 14-fret body illustration
Blues

Blues

Blues

Body length 49,5 cm 19 1/2"
Body width 39 cm 15 3/8"
Body depth 9 – 11,5 cm 3 9/16" – 4 17/32"
Scale 644 mm 25 11/32"
The best choice for all players, which prefer well balanced tone with clear trebles and soft bass response. This body shape is similar to standard OM size, but has slightly bigger lower part and deeper body that gives to this guitar stronger sound and more concrete tone. Simply, our standard OM body shape upgrade.
Blues body illustration
Baritone

Baritone

Baritone

Body length 52 cm 20 1/2"
Body width 41 cm 16 1/8"
Body depth 9,5 – 12,5 cm 3 3/4" – 4 15/16"
Scale 725 mm 28 1/2"
To create a purely acoustic baritone with natural sound, great projection and playability - it was a really great challenge for us. But since we introduced her for the first time, she started to be one of our bestsellers. Our baritone has a typical longer neck and two next important differences from other flattops. First, we used our convex wooden rosette, and secondly, we changed our double-X top bracing especially for this instrument. Both for the best low tones.
Baritone body illustration
Drop

Drop

Drop

Body length 50,8 cm 20 "
Body width 41,5 cm 16 11/32"
Body depth 10 – 12.5 cm 3 15/15" – 4 15/16"
Scale 644 – 666 mm 24 27/32" – 26 1/8"
Our drop guitar body was developed, both the shape and the bracing, for those guitar players, who are interested in drop tuning (e.g. Drop-C – C, G, C, F, A, D) or playing various styles of open tunings (e.g. Open-D – D, D, A, F#, A, D). The body is bigger than the dreadnought, has a longer scale, our unique double X-bracing and our wooden convex rosette. The dimensions of the top bracing are very close to those we use for our baritone guitar. The result is a full, robust and deep sound that could be used in many styles. So, it is a perfect choice for multi-purpose guitar players.
Drop body illustration

OM

Body length 48,3 cm 19 “
Body width 38.1 cm 15"
Body depth 8,5 -10,5 mm 3 & 11/32 “ - 4 & 1/8 “
Scale 644 mm 25 11/32
For many years, the favourite mid-sized guitar shape created by C.F. Martin & Co., which became synonymous for a well-balanced sound. Sounds great being strummed or played by fingers.
OM body illustration Dreadnought body illustration

Dreadnought

Body length 50,8 cm 20"
Body width 40 cm 15 3/4"
Body depth 10 – 12,5 cm 3 15/16" – 4 15/16"
Scale 644 mm 25 11/32"
One of the most popular guitar shapes. At ROZAWOOD, we couldn’t even imagine not having it in our production line-up. This particular instrument is the best choice for all the players who prefer a strong "booming" sound, either for lead or rhythm playing. As there is a myriad of producers of good, standard Dreadnoughts, we tried sprinkle our models with some magic sauce - adding brightness to the sound in the process. Any player looking for enhanced brilliance and clarity, especially for lead work, will benefit from this. We’ve also redesigned the bracing to a unique combination of scalloped and tapered bracing system. All in all, we’ve created a monster of a guitar with a thunderous bass response, clear midrange and shimmering treble.
Materials

We offer wide range of materials for your guitars. Be sure we are used to consult your ideas and demands to create your unique design and sound you are looking for. As we are able to get your requested sound from almost any wood combinations, take all these material samples as a scale of visual possibilities.

Alpine Spruce

Alpine Spruce

Bearclaw Alpine Spruce

Bearclaw Alpine Spruce

Sitka Spruce

Sitka Spruce

Engelmann Spruce

Engelmann Spruce

Adirondack

Adirondack

Torrified Spruce

Torrified Spruce

Redwood

Redwood

Sapele African Mahagony

Sapele African Mahagony

Honduran Mahagony

Honduran Mahagony

Curly Honduran Mahagony

Curly Honduran Mahagony

Koa

Koa

Flamed Maple

Flamed Maple

Birds Eye Maple

Birds Eye Maple

Santos Rosewood (Pau Ferro)

Santos Rosewood (Pau Ferro)

Indian Rosewood

Indian Rosewood

Madagascar Rosewood

Madagascar Rosewood

Brazilian Rosewood

Brazilian Rosewood

Black Walnut

Black Walnut

Oak

Oak

Ebony

Ebony

Options

Please, take this list as a short sample of possible options only. As the real custom shop, we don’t tell you what is possible, but ask, what would you like. Then we make it. And as we like to say, (almost) everything is possible …

Bindings

Ivoroid (with Rosewood & b/w/b top purfling)

Bindings

Maple (with herringbone top and b/w/b side purfling) – almost any wood binding is possible …

Bindings

Tortoise (with Maple & b/w/b top purfling)

Bindings

White (with multiple b/w top purfling)

Bindings

Bridge & End Pins

Bone with pearl dot

Bridge & End Pins

Fossil Walrus Ivory with pearl dot

Bridge & End Pins

Mammoth with pearl dot

Bridge & End Pins

Ivoroid with black dot

Bridge & End Pins

Custom

Bridge & End Pins

Ebony

Bridge & End Pins

Ivoroid with pearl dot

Bridge & End Pins

Bridge Shapes

Belly bridge with trough saddle

Bridge Shapes

Belly bridge

Bridge Shapes

Custom – we make for you any reasonable bridge shape …

Bridge Shapes

Custom – we make for you any reasonable bridge shape …

Bridge Shapes

Straight line, Pyramid bridge

Bridge Shapes

Colours

Natural – Keeps the beauty of natural wood

Colours

Stained – The stain exposes the structure of the wood beauty

Colours

Sunburst – Our sunbursts are appreciated as ones of the finest and the most delicious …

Colours

Toner – We can change the look to almost any shade you can imagine

Colours

Cutaway

We prefer Venetian-style cutaway

Neck profile & nut width

Just according to your request

Cutaway

Peghead Shapes

A-shape

Peghead Shapes

Square shape, solid, long-diamond back

Peghead Shapes

Square shape, solid, flat back

Peghead Shapes

Square shape, slotted, rounded slots (with flat or long-diamond back)

Peghead Shapes

Square shape, slotted, square slots (with flat or long-diamond back)

Peghead Shapes

Archtop type

Peghead Shapes

Pickguards

Plastic bevelled

Pickguards

Wodden

Pickguards

Plastic slim

Pickguards

Wooden

Pickguards

Transparent

Pickguards

Tuners

Gotoh 510 with black knobs, gold

Tuners

Gotoh 510 with metal knobs, chrome

Tuners

Open gear with butterbean knobs, gold (solid or slotted peghead)

Tuners

Open gear with butterbean knobs, nickel or chrome (solid or slotted peghead)

Tuners

Open gear with oval knobs, nickel or chrome (solid or slotted peghead)

Tuners

Waverly (various types possible)

Tuners

Inlays

Inlays don’t sound. So, if you are looking for the best sound only, no inlay work can be on your guitar. But if your desire is some simple or rich traditional inlays or you dream about any your own unique inlaid design, be sure we’ll fulfil your dreams …

Back inlays

b/w/b purfling (with Snakewood binding)

Back inlays

Pearl (with both sides b/w/b trim and Maple binding)

Back inlays

Wooden purfling (with both sides b/w/b trim and Maple binding)

Backstrip

“D-28 style”

Backstrip

Pearl (on 3-pcs back)

Backstrip

Zipper

Back inlays

Fingerboard inlays

Diamonds & squares

Fingerboard inlays

Birds

Fingerboard inlays

Custom

Fingerboard inlays

Custom

Fingerboard inlays

Custom & pearl with both sides b/w/b trim

Fingerboard inlays

Headstock inlays

RoZaWood banner logo

Headstock inlays

Custom

Headstock inlays

RoZaWood rose logo large & pearl with both sides b/w/b trim

Headstock inlays

RoZaWood rose logo small

Headstock inlays

Rosette inlays

“28-style”

Rosette inlays

Custom

Rosette inlays

Custom

Rosette inlays

Custom

Rosette inlays

Double pearl with b/w purfling

Rosette inlays

Herringbone with b/w purfling

Rosette inlays

Simple b/w

Rosette inlays

Simple pearl with b/w purfling

Rosette inlays

Top inlays

b/w/b purfling (with ivoroid binding)

Top inlays

Herringbone & b/w/b purfling (with Maple binding)

Top inlays

Wooden purfling (with b/w/b trim and ivoroid binding)

Top inlays

Pearl “41-style” (with both sides b/w/b trim and Maple binding)

Top inlays

Pearl “45-style” (with both sides b/w/b trim and Maple binding)

Top inlays

Something special

Additional Sound Hole
Something special

Additional Sound Hole

Making another hole in the sides results in losing the acoustic pressure inside the body with a fatal impact to the front sound projection usually.

Roman’s construction, using the curved convex rosette and the inside wooden “speaking-tube”, ensures that the front projection will be the same and part of the sound will be led from the side to the player’s ears.

We call these double-soundhole guitars with this unique system, MASTERVOICE.

Faceted Top
Something special

Faceted Top

Our BELLISIMO guitars have a “one kind of wood” look of all the body. It is allowed by Roman’s original top construction.

The “usual” Spruce top is overlaid by a very thin plate of solid wood of the same kind as back and sides. But it has nothing common with plywood, because the top plate of wood is quarter sawn solid wood glued on the Spruce top and then sanded up to ca 0,5 mm thickness. These only two wood plates (Spruce and cover wood) are glued together with high quality hide glue and with the same grain’s direction. So, the wood is working the same way as solid wood while the plywood veneers are glued with crossed grain directions.

This results in a very unique sound. The guitar still sounds as a Spruce top guitar but sometimes with more sustain, sometimes with more treble or bass response – depending on the kind of cover wood that is used.

Convex Sound Hole Rim
Something special

Convex Sound Hole Rim

We started to use this special rosette shape as an integral construction part on our double-soundhole guitars and as later on our baritone and drop guitars.

Roman adapted this special construction design for usage on all flattops. This rosette is made from a block of solid wood to the special shape to minimise feedback and to improve bass response.

We offer WOODEN CONVEX ROSETTE as an option for all our flattop guitars and other flattop instruments.

Beveled Armrest
Something special

Beveled Armrest

The BEVELED ARMREST, usually called BEVEL only, was invented by Canadian luthier William Laskin in 1989 and became a standard custom option on high-end guitars during last years.

Our BEVEL construction is based on Kevin Ryan’s BEVEL shape and its minimalistic solution combines player’s comfort (the reason why is made) with the highest sound quality. The BEVEL anyway detract a part of the top board and it has negative impact to a top board oscillation, which has the most important contribution to the whole instrument sound quality. Our BEVEL design maximizes a top board area remaining after the BEVEL is cut off and such keeps guitar tonal characteristic on the highest level.

Fan Fret
Something special

Fan Fret

Fan fret fingerboard enables strengthening the tone of the lower strings by giving them a longer speaking string length.

It’s the reason why we use it on our RHAPSODY model with the DROP body shape standardly. It allows to tune the guitar to many alternative open or drop tunings as well as to keep the standard tuning with one string gauge.

So, if you want to use all these advantages on your guitar, FAN FRET is the right choice for you.

True Temperament
Something special

True Temperament

The TRUE TEMPERAMENT™ Fretting System is a revolutionary new way to construct guitar fingerboards which tune accurately along the whole neck.

This fretting system, patented by Swedish company True Temperament AB, will give you super-accurate intonation over the whole fingerboard in the temperament it is constructed for.

Other Instruments

Flattop guitars are the core of our work, but besides them we offer other custom-built instruments too. Most wanted are RESONATORS, both Squareneck (called Dobro usually) and Roundneck, SPECIALITY GUITARS (e.g. Baritone, Tenor, Terz, Drop, 7-string, Hawaiian Steel, Guitar Bouzouki, Ukulele, …), ARCHTOPS or OCTAVE MANDOLINS & MANDOCELLOS.

Just check some examples of our up to now made or stock pieces.

 

If you’ve come even here,
you’ll be surely curious how much it can be…

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