The Process

This is the fun part! As it should be.

We’ve done the hard work of sourcing reclaimed and salvaged wood that has all the right characteristics to make amazing guitars. In a brief conversation, we can work through your likes, dislikes, must-haves and nice-to-haves, and come up with reclaimed wood selections, a StoryWood model and configuration that will bring to life the guitar that is in YOUR head.

We've found we have a knack for creating guitars that players want but can't be found anywhere else. You want an offset with 3 strat single coil pickups and a Floyd Rose trem? Done.

We’ll prepare a quote for your custom guitar based on those specs that’s valid for 90 days, along with a reasonable timeline and delivery date range. Once you’re ready to join the StoryWood Club, a 50% deposit gets things in motion and we start making sawdust.

We’ll then plane, cut, glue, and trim away any wood that doesn’t look like your guitar. Well, there’s more to it than that, but you get the picture.

Your finished guitar lives with us for a little while. We’ll tweak it as needed and make sure the wood and components realize they are now a pro guitar and need to behave like it.

We will stay in regular contact with you throughout the process to keep you informed of progress and will work to beat whatever delivery date we gave you. We’ll send you some photos here and there, but we won’t overshare and spoil that wonderful moment when you open the case for the first time. Sounds trivial, but that first moment is a great experience, and the first chord is even better.



When we’re ready to ship, we’ll request the remaining balance and once received, your StoryWood instrument will head your way!

From order to delivery is currently inside of 12 weeks.

Fill out this brief form or give us a buzz at 919-946-4700 and we'll talk guitars!

Ready to buy now? Most of our guitars are custom built but we occasionally have inventory - check it out!