General specifications for Standard 6-string Hollow Bodies:
dealer retail price, basic model: $4,200)
Price for Custom order, basic model,
ordered direct from Giffin Guitars: $4,300
instruments ordered directly from me are
"custom orders" even if they fit within basic
Any custom guitar ordered using parts and materials from
this light blue box section should fall within the basic
model price (will not add to the price). Any custom option from the dark blue box
will add to the price by the amount shown.
Materials used on a Standard 6-string hollow
body (basic model):
Body: Honduras Mahogany, Swamp Ash
Neck: Mahogany and Maple
Body top: S (Standard) Figured Maple, Sitka or
Englemann Spruce (please check "The Wood Pile" for
examples of available wood)
(Please note that Black
Limba (body and neck wood) is now a $150 upgrade, due
to increased difficulty to obtain suitable material.)
Tuners: Grover Rotomatic,
Gotoh 510 Delta series, Sperzel locking,
Bridge: TonePros or Wilkinson
Pickups: Amalfitano, Wolfetone, Lindy Fralin, Kent Armstrong,
Razor, Gibson, Voodoo.
Guitar controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
(CTS or DiMarzio pots), 3-position pickup selector (Switchcraft).
Scale Lenth: 24 3/4 inches
Width at nut: 1 11/16
inches, width at 22nd fret: 2 1/4 inches.
Neck thickness at first fret: .890 inches to .910
inches. Thickness at 12th fret: .990 inches to
General neck shape is based on a 50's Gibson which is
a 'C' shape at the body end tapering down to a slight
shape at the nut end.
Neck joins body at 20th fret. Heel is cut away to an
unobtrusive but safe minimum.
Inlay options: Standard vertical lines, pearl dots
Additional options for
Custom orders: (upgrades)
Body and neck wood: White Limba (Korina)
- Add $250, Black Limba - Add $150
Neck material: 5-ply Curly or Bird's Eye Maple
- Add $100
Body top materials available: UG (upgrade) -
UG+ (upgrade plus) Maple - curly, quilt or Bird's
eye, Redwood burl, Redwood curl, Figured Walnut,
Curly Bubinga, Curly Koa -
Add $125 - $450,
please call for quote and/or check "The Wood Pile"
for examples of available wood.
Optional Fingerboards - please call for
Optional fingerboard inlays:
Snowflakes or Mother-of-Pearl blocks - Add $100
Abalone Pearl binding: Guitar fully bound with
multiple laminates and Abalone Pearl - Add $600
Custom inlays - please call for quote.
Other scale lengths
available: 25 1/2 inch, 26 1/4 inch - call
For any other custom details - please call or write for
Hardware: For hardware options other than standard
(from light blue box above
please call for quote.