Elderly Instruments is honored to be an official Martin Custom Shop Expert Dealer. We have a long standing relationship with Martin and are proud to be recognized for offering consumers the highest level of service and attention to detail. We have almost 50 years dealing in both vintage and new Martin guitars and, as such, we possess an extensive knowledge of the various styles, the shapes, and the history of Martin guitars. The C.F. Martin Company recognizes that we go above and beyond for our customers, because anyone purchasing a Martin Custom Shop guitar, deserves the ultimate experience.
What It Means To Be a Martin Custom Shop Expert Dealer
ELDERLY INSTRUMENTS IS PROUD TO BE A
MARTIN CUSTOM SHOP EXPERT DEALER
As a Martin dealer since 1973, we are familiar with their storied history. We have supervised hundreds of Custom Martin Guitar designs, limited production runs for our store, and special guitars for individuals. We've developed close relationships with the folks in the Custom Shop, understand their methods, are familiar with what they can achieve, and love the process of designing a unique Martin guitar! From a simple change that turns a stock Martin model into the perfect guitar for you, to a deluxe 45-style guitar built of exotic woods, and everything in between, we're ready to work with you.
We can help you navigate through the selection process to
build the guitar you want at the price that works for you.
HOW DO I ORDER A
MARTIN CUSTOM SHOP GUITAR?
You can submit a full list of specifications and supporting images, or you can simply start with the base model you like and some ideas for custom additions or changes.
We’ll help you get your ideas dialed-in and submit them to Martin for pricing. After submission, you can expect to receive a quote within a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on the complexity of the design. Quotes are free with no obligation to purchase. Along with the price quote, you’ll receive a full spec sheet and an ETA for the build. Then the decision is yours to dive into your own custom-made Martin build!
HOW MUCH IS A MARTIN
CUSTOM SHOP GUITAR?
Pricing for Martin Custom Shop guitars can vary widely depending on the specific nature of the proposed instrument. Prices can range from $2,500 to over $50,000. The best way to get an accurate cost for your Martin Custom Guitar is to request a quote through Elderly Instruments.
In general, every spec change will have an impact on pricing. The higher you go with the style number (18, 28, 45, etc.) for your base model, the higher the price. Adding pearl or other inlay will increase the price and the type of wood can also significantly impact the overall cost of a Custom.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD?
Martin Custom Shop guitars are in high demand. While the wait time for a Custom Shop build is anywhere from a few months to about one year, they are well worth the wait. Build time can vary based on the complexity of your order, availability of materials, and time of year that your order is placed. We'll will be able to get you an estimated build time during the quote process