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Custom Modified and Handmade Guitars


David Lardizabal graduated from the world renowned Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in 2010. David offers the tone and playability one would expect in handmade guitars from such an institution. The quality tone he creates comes from master grade wood and detailed craftsmanship.

PHS-M1 Purple Heart Special


Custom Telecaster:
Chambered body
Custom Comfort Carve
5-piece Top
Fender 25.5" Scale Length
Maple Body
Purpleheart neck/frettboard/top
Fender N3 Noiseless Set

Custom Guitar FAQ


How much will it cost?
The total price ultimately comes down to what you want in your custom build. Gold hardware costs more than nickle, certain woods cost more than others, and if you want intricate inlays or body designs the price will adjust accordingly. Our basic selection of guitars (non-customized) range from $800-$1400, and only models above $900 come with cases. Our professional selection of guitars are customizable (wood choice, body style, hardware, etc.) and range from $1500 to $2000. All of our professional selection guitars come with a hardshell case.

What can I have made?
Fretted instruments need to meet certain industry standards in order to be playable and structurally sound. Beyond scale length, body and neck thickness, custom guitar means custom guitar. Give us a call at 530-661-2FIX and we'll setup a meeting to discuss what you would like made.

How long will it take to build my guitar?
Here at DBN, we are predominantly a repair shop and because of that we have a seasonal workflow. The summer is our heaviest season because local school districts are on break and need their instruments repaired. During this time we have limited availability for custom jobs. Our typical time frame for custom work is between 6 and 8 months depending on the complexity of the project.
Contact Info
  • David's Broken Note
  • info@davidsbrokennote.com
  • repairs@davidsbrokennote.com
  • 530-661-2349
  • 10 N. East Street Suite 203
    Woodland, California 95776
  • Hours:
    Tue-Fri: 10 am - 6 pm
    Sat 10 am - 5 pm
    Closed Sunday and Monday
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