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iim7V7IM7 12-30-2020 08:13 AM

What custom guitar commissions are you expecting delivery on in 2021?
Thankfully, there are only a few days remaining in this awful year of 2020. I suspect that a number of fellow AGFers have some custom guitar commissions in the build queue (particularly after being locked up at home for almost a year now!). Hopefully some of you will share your commissioned guitars here in the AGF “Custom Shop” throughout 2021.

What guitar(s) are you expecting and from which builders and luthier(s) will we be seeing here in 2021?

I will update a summary list here over the next 4-weeks (through January) based on responses in this initial post.

Company or Luthier————————————————--(n)—-
Mike Baranik——————————————————————1——
Marc Beneteau—————————————————————1—-
Mark Blanchard—————————————————-———1——
Bourgeois Guitars———————————————————-1—-
Jayson Bowerman———————————————————-1——
Bruce Brockman————————————————————-1—-
Laurent Brondel————————————————————-4——
Brook Guitars———————————-——————————-1—-
Leo Buendia——————————————————————-1—-
Russel Crosby—————————————————————-1—-
Tom Doerr———————————————————————-2—-
Rory Dowling (Taran Guitars)————————————-—-2——
Lynn Dudenbostel——————————————————-—-1—-
Dale Fairbanks—————————————————————-4—-
Froggy Bottom Guitars—————————————————-2—-
Ryan Gerber——————————————————————-1—-
Michael Greenfield———————————————————-2—-
John Greven——————————————————-————1——
Gage Halland——————————————————————3 —-
Beau Hannam—————————————————————-1——
Drew Heinonen—————————————————————2——
Ken Hooper---------------------------------------------------1---
Tony Karol———————————————————————-1——
John Kinnaird——————————————————————3——
Stephen Kinnaird/Ryan Middlebrook———————————2—
Rick Kneale———————————————————————1—-
Jason Kostal——————————————————————-3——
Nick Kukich (Franklin Guitar Co.)————————————-1——
Burton LeGeyt—————————————————————-3——
Jordan McConnell--------------------------------------------1----
Ciaran McNally—————————————————————-2——
Tim McKnight——————————————————————1—-
Joel Michaud——————————————————————-2—-
Brook Moore——————————————————————-1—-
Pisgah Banjo Co.————————————————————-1—-
Jonathan Razo------------------------------------------------1---
Tom Rein————————————————————————-1—-
Tyler Robbins——————————————————————2—-
Stephen Sheriff (Edwinson Guitars)————————-—-—1——
Tom Sands———————————————————————-1—
Bruce Sexauer—————————————————————-3—-
Karan Singh (Bigfoot Guitars)——————————————1—
John Slobod (Circa Guitars)———————————————3—
Stefan Sobell——————————————————-————1—
Ervin Somogyi——————————————————————1—-
Fred Tellier———————————————————————-1—-
Jeff Traugott———————————————————————2—-
John Walker—————————————————————--—1—-
Kim Walker———————————————————————-1—-
Ben Wilborn———————————————————————2—-

MThomson 12-30-2020 09:44 AM

I'm on Rory Dowling's build list at Taran Guitars. Build of my Tirga Mhor is due to start some time around May. I'm hoping to share my story in return for all the fun I've had living vicariously through others' builds for the last two years. Looking forward to seeing what else is in the works.

Bill R 12-30-2020 09:57 AM

I am expecting a guitar from John Greven in Portland, OR. I believe it's nearly finished and hope he will ship soon after the first of the year.

It will be a OO 12-fret with a soft cutaway and forearm bevel (something John has never done before) in Brazilian RW and Lutz spruce. Flamed koa binding on the body and headstock. Herringbone purfling on the top. Koa rosette. Brazilian RW bridge (I think) and headstock overlay. Blank fretboard. Gold Gotoh mini tuners (18:1 ratio) and a K&K Pure mini pickup.

Curious to read what others have in the works.

Happy new year everyone :)


JCM615 12-30-2020 10:07 AM

12 fret Dread in 42 style from Lynn Dudenbostel in Feb/March. The journey has been a pure pleasure!

Guitars44me 12-30-2020 10:52 AM

John Kinnaird
I am super excited about this:

I expect it early in 2021, God willing and the crick don't rise... :)

My Fifth super custom from John Kinnaird! We have cooked up a slew of nifty ergonomic and tonal upgrades in my "Pablo Package".

I believe a couple of fellow AGFers are currently rattling John's cage about similar guitars, one perhaps a 12 string!

A wonderful and safe New Years to all!!!


jklotz 12-30-2020 11:51 AM

I'm lucky enough to be on your list. I having Steve Sherriff/Edwinson guitars build me an old groth cedar and EIR om size fingerstyle guitar with a cutaway. It'll be my 1st custom.

Dogma 12-30-2020 12:56 PM

Ready to go but intentionally delayed until after the holidaze shipping frenzy:

John Walker "Lolo Creek" (L00) Red Spruce/beeswing figured H. Mahogany

I will post picts of build and finished instrument once I receive it.

warfrat73 12-30-2020 01:55 PM

I'm expecting an OM from Jayson Bowerman sometime in the late summer or fall. It's going to be walnut and reclaimed "cookshack" Sitka, most of the other details are still TBD.

Rmccamey 12-30-2020 04:13 PM

Ciaran McNally OM Sitka/Walnut.

srick 12-30-2020 04:46 PM

Dale Fairbanks F35 with a few special mods and built from a special piece of mahogany.
The build is Illustrated here :

AFAIK, all it needs is a neck and finish. The box is done.


dave42 12-30-2020 08:04 PM

Dale Fairbanks F35. Pretty much a stock build. Got a pic today of the body getting buffed out. Gluing the neck on is next!

Dreading the possible/probable mid winter shipping to Ohio.

Itzkinguitars 12-30-2020 08:06 PM

Tom Sands model S due in autumn

Bruce Sexauer 12-30-2020 08:14 PM

Business is good for me lately, and it looks like it may be that no regular AGFers have guitars coming in 2021, and it looks like I'm already be booked for most of the year! Actually, there is a guy who has posted here in AGF who has a couple coming, but it will surprise me if he checks into the thread. He is not yet a regular.

CoolerKing 12-30-2020 08:52 PM

Kostal MDW, LeGeyt CLM, Circa OM :)

The Bard Rocks 12-30-2020 09:42 PM

1, first in a few years - a Tom Rein steel string.

(much later)

Oops, that's over - he can't do it. after all. OK, who can? Who do you recommend for spectacular sound?

(later still) I am talking with Simon Fay now and we are going for one with a tiger myrtle body, a build we are both looking forward to.

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