J. Rieck Custom Instrument ORdering


General Custom order Information

How to order

Each commissioned instrument that I build is customized through collaboration. Each aspect of the instrument is tailored to your wants and needs, which is honestly the most enjoyable aspect of creating a custom instrument.

To begin the process, I prefer that you contact me through the form below, but you can also contact me by phone (605-838-5447) for an initial consultation about your instrument. I will then send you a complete order form, which includes some of the options available for a custom J. Rieck instrument.   

When you decide to move ahead, a non-refundable $500 deposit reserves your place in the custom orders queue.


Custom guitars

Acoustic Guitar Base Price- $4500

Base pricing includes:

  • Your choice of three body sizes ( 00 - 000 - D)

  • AAA quality spruce, redwood or cedar top

  • Indian rosewood, mahogany, maple, or comparable back and sides

  • Simple wooden rosette

  • Hot hide glue construction

  • Honduran mahogany neck with 2-way truss rod; bound ebony fingerboard

  • Ebony bridge

  • Purfled top, back and sides

  • Inlaid back strip

  • Bound and purfled head plate

  • Basic fingerboard inlay

  • Waverly tuners

  • Bolt-on neck

  • Limited lifetime warranty*

  • Archtop hardshell case. 

 

Guitar Upgrade Options

  • Premium woods - $ inquire

  • Slotted peghead - $300

  • Cutaway - $250

  • Side soundport - $150

  • K&K pickup - $125

  • Manzer wedge body - $500

  • Dovetail neck joint - $150

  • Multiscale design - $1000

  • Custom inlay - $ inquire

  • Custom designed decorative back strip, end graft or rosette - $ inquire

If your dream instrument requires something you don’t see listed above, please don’t hesitate to ask me about that! My goal is to create an instrument that’s truly yours.


custom Ukuleles

Concert/Tenor Base Price - $3000

Base price includes:

  • AAA engelmann or sitka, cedar, redwood or matching koa top

  • Indian rosewood, maple, mahogany or comparable back and sides

  • Hot hide glue construction

  • Carbon fibre reinforced mahogany or maple neck

  • Side soundport

  • Bound ebony fingerboard

  • Ebony bridge

  • Purfled top, back and sides; inlaid back strip

  • Bound and purfled 2-tone headplate

  • Basic fingerboard inlay

  • Waverly tuners

  • Bolt-on neck

  • Limited lifetime warranty*

  • Guardian hardshell case

 

Ukulele UPGRADE OPTIONS

  • Premium woods - $ inquire

  • Slotted peghead - $300

  • Cutaway - $250

  • Dovetail neck joint - $150

  • K&K pickup - $125

  • Custom inlay - $ inquire

  • Custom designed decorative back strip, end graft or rosette - $ inquire

If your dream instrument requires something you don’t see listed above, please don’t hesitate to ask me about that! My goal is to create an instrument that’s truly yours.


*Limited lifetime warranty

All J. Rieck musical instruments carry a lifetime warranty to the original owner against defects of materials or workmanship. This warranty does not cover general wear and tear from playing and handling the instrument or damage caused by neglect. Any modification to the original instrument carried out by another luthier without prior consent from the maker will void the warranty.


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Instrument Care

All J. Rieck instruments are build in a climate-controlled workshop with 45% relative humidity (RH). Extremes of RH are harmful to the instrument and can cause failures of glue joints, body cracks and poor playability. I recommend keeping your instrument in the case when not in use and maintaining the environment inside the case. There are many commercially available products to help monitor and control humidity inside your case. Extremes of temperature are also to be avoided as they can also compromise glue joints and cause damage to the finish.

My instruments are finished with nitrocellulose lacquer which can react to prolonged exposure to petroleum based foam, rubber or vinyl which is found on some stands, straps or other storage devices. Short term exposure is not an issue so it is best to use stands only when the instrument will be in use but then return the instrument to its case for longer term storage. Should you need to clean the finish it is best to use a cotton cloth slightly dampened with tap water and them dry off the instrument with a clean cotton cloth.

The fingerboard and bridge are bare wood and therefore they can dry out over time. Should they appear dry, wipe them with a small amount of boiled linseed oil and buff off the remainder. Do not leave pooled oil on the wood as it will attract dirt and grime. I also recommend wiping down the strings with a soft cloth after playing. This will not only extend the life of your strings but also keep your fingerboard clean.      


*Limited lifetime warranty

All J. Rieck musical instruments carry a lifetime warranty to the original owner against defects of materials or workmanship. This warranty does not cover general wear and tear from playing and handling the instrument or damage caused by neglect. Any modification to the original instrument carried out by another luthier without prior consent from the maker will void the warranty.