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Each instrument is the result of hours of meticulous hand work. My instrument education began back in the '70s with violin maker Arthur Lockhart. I studied and worked with luthier Anthony Huvard for several years. And for over 10 years with Richard Schneider.
Dr. Michael Kasha collaborated on the design of my first acoustic bass. George Majkowski was also someone I learned a great deal from. Over the years, I have taken countless seminars and courses from various builders. Therefore, my inspiration comes from what I have learned from all of the instructors, but primarily the Kasha/Schneider bracing design.

I have since developed my own bracing designs for both the top and back, which gives the instrument long sustain, superb tonal quality and volume throughout the range of notes.

The importance of the relationship between the player and the instrument is utmost
and I strive to make sure each instrument fits the player both in physical comfort
as well as playing style.

Made to order per customer.
Options include: choice of woods depending on availability, right or left hand,
short or standard string length, fretted or fretless fingerboard, electronics,
tinted or natural finish, or natural French Polish finish.
A custom flight case is included with each instrument.

Order Form
Name Date
Address Phone
City Fax
State, Zip E-mail
BLUEJAY MODEL BASS GUITAR (single Venetian cut-away)
Sitka Spruce top and back, Flame Maple sides, Maple neck, Ebony fingerboard, Oriental Blue finish, Schaller tuners. Body size 24" x 18" x 5". String length 30.5" or 34".

$ 12,000.

JAYHAWK MODEL BASS GUITAR (double Venetian cut-away)
Sitka Spruce top, Flame Maple sides and back, Maple neck, Ebony fingerboard, Natural finish, Schaller tuners. Body size 24" x 18" x 3.5". String length 30.5" or 34".

$ 12,750.

JAYBIRD MODEL GUITAR (steel string, single Venetian cut-away)
Sitka or Engleman Spruce top and back, Maple sides, Maple neck, Ebony fingerboard, Natural finish, Schaller tuners. Body size 20" x 15" x 4". String length 25.5".

$ 12,000.

MODERNA MODEL GUITAR (nylon string)
Redwood, Cedar or Spruce top, Rosewood sides, Redwood back, Mahogany neck, Ebony fingerboard, Schaller tuners. Body size 20" x 14.5" x 4". String length 26".

$ 12,000.

OPTIONS

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Finish: Natural, Oriental Blue, Brandywine Red, French Polish

N/C

Single Venetian or Florentine Cut-away (option on Moderna only)

$750.

Soundhole cover

 $750.

Custom flight case included

N/C

RMC electronics (price contingent on model selected)

Inquire

Additional strings (ie: 5 string bass or 12 string guitar)

Inquire

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SHIPPING & HANDLING (if applicable)

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TAX (9.5%)

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TOTAL

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DEPOSIT (50% of total, $1,000 non-refundable, due when instrument construction begins)

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BALANCE DUE UPON COMPLETION OF INSTRUMENT

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Prices effective July 2013 and subject to change without notice.
Prices quoted are for sales in the USA.
International sales are subject to custom fees and tariffs, to be paid by purchaser.

Instrument Warranty

J. T. Hargreaves Basses & Guitars warrants its instruments to be free from defects in materials and workmanship, so long as it is owned by the original purchaser. This warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, accidental damage, or misuse. We will repair, without charge, any instrument found to be defective. All repairs must be done by our shop or other authorized repair shop, and we assume no liabilities other than the repair of the instrument. All shipping is to be paid by the owner.

For more information on options and prices, contact us
or print this page, fill out your choices, mail to:
J. T. Hargreaves Basses & Guitars
P O Box 13301, Des Moines, WA 98198-1005
(Send no money now, deposit due when construction on your instrument begins.)

One of the most asked questions I get is:
"How do I build my own guitar?"

While I enjoy sharing tips and information, my time is valuable to me and it is very difficult to teach someone how to build an instrument through emails! On my Links page you will find a list of sites and reference materials I recommend.

Two of the most helpful organizations that I strongly recommend that you join are
Guild of American Luthiers http://www.luth.org/
and
The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans http://www.guitarmaker.org/


Hear my instruments on youtube!

 

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