Why the new name? I think you can see why it fits. The build process and internal design improvements are significant. With these changes we thought it was time for new name. And besides, this name is much cooler! What is the Tellurion? It's a device that will give you an array of tonal experience. The Tellurion is an exceptionally customized, … [Read more...] about Tellurion in Detail
The Transit model is transitioning out of the Solstice system and being replaced by a new guitar! Introducing the TELLURION Have you heard? Our new Solstice model is on its way. In fact, this improved version is now ready for you to try out. The Tellurion is a re-imagined update to our previous custom-T design. We've improved a handful of … [Read more...] about The Transit is Going Away
Your Risk-Free Build Offer Save 10% on a custom Solstice! When you purchase a high-end guitar we often call it an investment. Because it is in many ways, in your future musicianship and your musical journey, the quality of your experience, and even a rare appreciation in value. But we'll guarantee your investment on a custom Solstice. How does … [Read more...] about Love-It or Leave-It
Strategic variation is the process of leaving certain specifications open or undefined until the guitar goes into production. We alter important details to create a wide array of possibility and potential for each model. These can be practical things like nut width, string spacing, neck profile, frets and pickup choices. Obvious things like custom … [Read more...] about What is Strategic Variation?
AN INFORMED APPROACH Throughout my career I've worked on thousands of guitars and other instruments (approx. 6,500 as of 2020.) My history as a repair luthier has significantly informed my approach to design and building. The way a guitar plays and feels, along with longevity and stability are some aspects of my target as a … [Read more...] about Strategy & Philosophy
Check out some recent repairs from the Solstice shop. Click the arrows inside the pic to scroll that post. In need of repair work? Click here to book your appointment! Get VIP Updates * indicates required First Name Email Address * Interests Custom Sound repair services Solstice Guitars View previous campaigns. … [Read more...] about Latest Repairs & Info
No matter what kind of car you drive, sometimes it needs new brakes and tires. And sometimes with guitars, taking out and replacing each and every fret is the only way to correct certain problems like long-term fret wear and fingerboard irregularities. Most players have heard of this job: the infamous Re-Fret. It's a labor intensive process. And … [Read more...] about Why I Charge $600 Minimum for Re-Fret Jobs
What happens when a guitar gets dried out? Here's one example. Aside from cracks like the one shown here, the critical geometry is affected. This makes any setup adjustments difficult. There are many different pieces of wood glued together inside a guitar, braces and parts with grain lines pointing in all different directions. When these … [Read more...] about Humidity Discussion