The Music Zoo is a Martin Custom Shop Expert Dealer
Martin Custom Shop Experience Program
The Martin Custom Shop Experience Program highlights the most elite Custom Shop dealers, offering consumers the highest level of service and attention to detail. The Music Zoo has handled numerous Martin Custom Shop one-off builds for our clientele. We visit the factory multiple times each year, hand-select our own wood sets, and have gained a vast amount of knowledge about the various styles, shapes, and historical specs. When you are ready to build your next Martin Custom Shop guitar, look to The Music Zoo, an Authorized Martin Custom Shop Expert Dealer.
Martin Guitar has Designated The Music Zoo as a Custom Shop Expert Dealer
Martin has hand-selected The Music Zoo to be a part of the Custom Shop Experience Program. Over the years we have built a close relationship with our friends at the factory, and have gained an intimate understanding of the Custom Shop process. Through our history of incredible customer support and successful custom runs, Martin has recognized The Music Zoo as a destination for you, the Martin Guitar consumer, to create your next Martin build. We are honored to be called a Custom Shop Expert Dealer.
How do I Order a Martin Custom Shop Guitar?
The process to order your Martin Custom Shop guitar is quite easy! We routinely stock a number of great Custom Shop guitars right here on our site. These guitars are available for purchase now. Alternatively, if you have an idea for your own custom build, just contact our sales team to get going. You can submit to us a full list of specifications and supporting images, or you can simply give us a base model you like and bullet point a couple of changes. Once we have your idea dialed-in, The Music Zoo will get a quote from Martin. Quotes generally take a few days to a couple weeks depending on the complexity of the build. Quotes are free with no obligation to purchase. We'll be able to provide you with a spec sheet, pricing, and an ETA for the build once the quote is back. Then the decision is yours to dive into a custom-made Martin build!
How Much is a Martin Custom Guitar?
Pricing for Martin Custom Shop guitars can vary widely depending on the complexity of the build. From the low $2,000 range to over $50,000 has been seen. The best way to get an accurate cost for your Martin Custom Guitar is to get a quote through The Music Zoo. Every spec has an impact on pricing, so Brazilian rosewood would naturally be more expensive than standard mahogany. The more pearl inlays you add, the higher the style (18, 28, 45, etc), and the nicer the woods, generally the more expensive the build. A D-45 base model for example is simply a more expensive guitar than a D-18 base model as you can see online. The Music Zoo can help navigate you through spec "must haves" and options you can live without to hit your price point.
How Long Does it Take to Build a Martin Custom Guitar?
The wait time for a Martin Custom Shop build is anywhere from a few months to about one year. Generally we have found it's 6-10 months. The build time can vary based on the complexity of your order, availability of materials, and time of year that your order is placed. The Music Zoo 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?
To get your quote going, 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.
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