The base price for a Retrograde Guitar is $3800.  A 1/3 deposit of the total cost is needed to begin construction, with the remaining balance to be paid upon completion of the instrument. ( Payment plans are also available during the building process.)  Once started, the average delivery time is 3-4 months. The current waiting list to begin a new guitar opens in December, 2018.  A nonrefundable deposit of $100 is needed to secure your position on the waiting list. (The deposit will be subtracted from the total cost once construction begins.)

The following options are included in the baseline price.

  • Flame Maple top, back, and sides
  • Single ivoroid body binding
  • Port Orford or Spanish Cedar neck
  • "Catalog Style" bolt on neck joint  (add $600 for "Jazz Style" hidden bolt neck joint)
  • Gotoh vintage style tuners
  • Unbound Ebony fingerboard with pearl dot inlays
  • Pearl Retrograde Logo headstock inlay
  • Two McNelly gold foil or Stagger Swagger pickups
  • Master volume, master tone, three way toggle wiring
  • Hand carved bridge
  • Aged trapeze style tail piece
  • Choice of dark or light handrubbed sunburst
  • Antique varnish body with French polished neck
  • Hardshell case

As customizations are made to the baseline model, prices are subject to increase.  I am a singular builder, not a production shop, so the beginning of the design process starts with a conversation.  I want to build an instrument that fits your needs as a player.  If you have an idea or vision of your Retrograde Guitar, please feel free to call or email.