basses ● guitars ● ukuleles

a guitar that conforms to you, not the other way around

Let me build your very own signature guitar, personalized down to the last wood grain.

A truly better mousetrap is in your future!

"a piece of art that doubles as a musical instrument"

Every step of the way, I’ll work with you to understand exactly what you’re looking for and ensure the end product meets those targets. Whether it’s “Make it sound like my favorite album” or “I want a buckeye top,” I’m here to sherpa you along this custom instrument journey and to make sure you enjoy it as much as I do.

At the end of the day, it’s my goal to create a bass, guitar, or uke that you wont be able to put down.

with better mousetrap guitars, you can count on:

  • Nearly 15 years experience handcrafting instruments in Michigan
  • Design that caters to you and not you bending to the instrument
  • Craftsmanship we stand by – if there’s an issue, we’ll work to make things right
  • Consistent updates on your build shared via social media and email

your tone machine's build process:

bringing dream to life

The electronics, materials, hardware, style - starting with a strong foundation, your dream instrument begins to take shape.

built to perfection

Through the build of your instrument, we’ll keep you posted with progress pics and status updates along the way.

from my hands to yours

Upon completion (usually 4~6 months from start of build) we'll be in touch to arrange delivery of your musical machine.

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