How do I order a custom Joyner Instrument?

The process usually starts with a conversations in person, on the phone, or via email. We talk about your needs and wants so that I can get an idea of whether you want a standard model with custom options or a fully custom instrument.  I’ve built everything from a 5 string Baritenor uke, to a concert scale pineapple uke with a whammy bar, so don’t be afraid to ask about a crazy idea you’ve been dreaming about.

Custom Ukes start at $1,200 and can go up depending on wood choice, electronics, and customizations.  

Custom Shop options include:

  • Specialty top woods for the instrument body
    (Koa, maple, walnut etc.)
  • Hippie sandwich bodies
  • Binding on the body or neck
  • Specialty solid body wood
  • Non standard neck woods
  • Custom neck width, string spacings, or number of strings
  • Tremolo (whammy bar) systems
  • Electronics upgrades, including boutique pickups.
  • Hardware upgrades

We also make sure to discuss price at this time. Custom shop instruments typically cost 20-50% more than standard models depending on the options you choose. Once I have a better feel for your needs I typically spend a couple days putting together a proposal for you including the options you have chosen and a timeline. Custom instruments typically take 6-8 weeks to complete, but can take longer depending on options.

When you are ready to get started we ask for a 50% deposit. We will start gathering materials and keep you up-to-date on progress through social media and email so you can follow how your new instrument is progressing. After the last coat of finish goes on we give your instrument a final polish and set up. You can either pick up your new instrument at my studio, meet up a uke Jam, or I can ship your instrument anywhere in the world.

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