Only elite Custom Shop dealers, those offering consumers the highest level of service and attention to detail, are invited to join the Martin Custom Shop Experience Program. This program aims to offer customers the absolute best guitar buying experience that only the best retailers can provide. These select dealers must possess an extensive knowledge of the various styles, shapes, and the history of Martin guitars. They must go above and beyond for their customers, because anyone purchasing a Martin Custom Shop guitar, deserves the ultimate experience.
Ken Stanton Music is proud to be a Martin Custom Shop Expert Dealer
If you are building your dream guitar, you want to work with someone who knows everything there is to know about Martin Custom Shop Guitars. You want someone who will be there for you every step of the way. You want the best. And only the best can call themselves a Martin Custom Shop Expert.
Over the years Ken Stanton Music has built a close relationship with our friends at the Martin factory, and we have gained an intimate understanding of the Custom Shop process. We have worked hard, managing numerous successful custom runs, all with the goal to be the destination for you, the Martin Guitar consumer, to create your next Martin build. That is why we are so proud to have earned the designation of Martin Custom Shop Expert Dealer.
How do I order a Martin Custom Shop Guitar?
Ordering your Martin Custom Shop guitar is easy! We routinely stock many great Custom Shop guitars right here on our site. These guitars are available for purchase now. However, if you have an idea for your own custom build, just contact our sales team to get started. 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 a quote. After submission, you can expect to receive a quote within a few days to a couple weeks, depending on the complexity of the build. 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 a custom-made Martin build!
How Much is a Martin Custom Shop Guitar?
Pricing for Martin Custom Shop guitars can vary widely depending on the complexity of the build. Prices can range from $2,000 range to over $50,000. The best way to get an accurate cost for your Martin Custom Guitar is to request a quote through Ken Stanton Music.
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 inlay will increase the price. And the type of wood can also significantly impact the overall cost of a custom. For example: a custom guitar with rosewood will naturally be more expensive than one with standard mahogany. But you don’t have to worry about all of that. Ken Stanton Music can help you navigate through the selection process to build you the guitar you want at the price that works for you.
How Long Does it Take to Build a Martin Custom Guitar?
Martin Custom Shop guitars are in high demand. And 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. Ken Stanton Music will be able to get you an accurate build time during the quote process.
Ready to Build the Martin Custom Shop Guitar of Your Dreams?
Contact our sales team today! As an Authorized Martin Custom Shop Expert Dealer, we look forward to creating a personalized instrument for you to cherish for years to come.