Acoustic Deposit

$750.00

Customize Your Ecliptic

This refundable* deposit reserves your spot on our build schedule. We’ll hold it until your quote is approved.

I will contact you within two business days and we’ll establish your specs and details. Please leave notes on the checkout page to help me prep your official quote with ideas on woods, inlay, nut width, neck profile, or anything else.” -Ryan Elewaut, head luthier

Total Base Price: $8,500

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Description

Ecliptic Deposit Info


Reserve your custom Ecliptic build slot.
*NOTE: This refundable deposit reserves your build slot until we finalize your quote. You can accept or decline the official quote. If you decline, we'll simply charge a $25 processing fee and refund your deposit. If you approve the official quote, we'll start building in 4-6 weeks. At that time we ask for the remaining 50% down payment to begin. Terms and details for custom orders can be found here.
All Ecliptic models feature our compounded bracing design and the A-frame neck support system inside. Hot hide glue is used for all top and back braces, including the bridge joint. Guitars come with a premium hard shell case. Details below.

 

Base Price: $8,500

STANDARD SPECS:

    • Scale Length: 25.25"
    • Lower Bout: 15"
    • Body Depth: 4"
    • Upper Bout: 11.125"
    • Body Length: 18.6"
    • Neck Reinforcement: 2-way truss rod w/ hardwood laminates or carbon fiber rods
    • Nut & Saddle: bone
    • Inlay: 12th fret emblem, offset swoosh fret markers, pearl side dots
    • Top Wood: Adirondack spruce, Sitka, Cedar
    • Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood, Mahogany, Ovangkol, other options
    • Neck: Honduran mahogany
    • Body Finish: high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
    • Tuners: Gotoh 510 Delta
    • Case: Premium hard shell

UPGRADES / OPTIONS:

    • B&S Upgrades: Flame maple, wenge, zircote, Brazilian rosewood, black limba, bubinga, others available
    • Top Upgrades: Euopean/alpine spruce (moon spruce,) torrified sitka spruce, Oregon Cypress, sinker redwood, others
    • Inlay Upgrades: Many inlay options and possibilities. We help guide the design process.
    • Nut & Saddle: Upgrade to Fossilized Walrus Ivory
    • Bridge: Ebony or Brazilian rosewood
    • Pickup Option: K&K Trinity System, dual source with preamp
    • Nut Width: 1-11/16" or 1-3/4"
    • Neck Wood: Rosewood/Wenge laminate upgrade
    • Fingerboard: Ebony or Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius: 14" (subtle compound to 16")
    • Frets: Jescar EVO Gold or 18% nickel silver
    • Neck Finish: Satin nitro or hand buffed TruOil varnish
    • Neck Shape: Modern Slim-ish or Vintage V-ish
    • Tuners Upgrades: Gotoh DeVinci, nickel, black, upgrade to gold, others available
Please inquire for upgrade pricing.

Trinity Acoustic System by K&K

Exclusively recommended for Solstice acoustics

The most recent #Ecliptic model has found its new home. This beauty is active and balanced, with a punchy attack and a resonant bass response. The thing that struck me the most was the note bloom in the lower midrange. Rich and gorgeous. 
SPECS:
Sinker redwood top
Madagascar rosewood back & sides 
Mahogany neck w/ rosewood laminates
Ebony fingerboard, bridge & headplate
Adirondack spruce bracing 
Compound parabolic tone bars
Hot hide glue construction 
Curly Koa binding 
Customer peacock feather shell inlay motif
EvoGold frets from @jescarmusic 
Trinity pickup system by K&K
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Another Ecliptic ready to go🌞 I know these look similar in photos, but what makes them so special is how every build has its own unique features and feel.
If you’re in the market for a custom acoustic build like this one… I’m taking orders on my site! Link in bio for details.
#solsticeguitars #gallery #ecliptic
📸 I remember how this piece of cedar smelled when I sanded the top plate. Warm and rich with a dark sweetness. 
Do you prefer spruce or cedar soundboards? You'll hear that cedar is best for fingerstyle players, but it really depends on how you build with it, the body shape, bracing, etc. Not to mention you, the player. 
I love making guitars for specific players, tweaking the internal bracing and preparing the wood to get a certain result. 
Save 10% on a custom build like this one with our Love It or Leave It ordering program. Link in bio for details.
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Views from the office. Just got done with a photo shoot on this one. Already #sold but will post more pics and video soon. 
🎸Handcrafted guitars
📍Flagstaff, AZ
www.solsticeguitars.com
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Happy summer solstice!🌞
Today is the longest day of the year, the start of a new season. This is an overdue hello, and preparation for what's coming next.
(1) This weekend we'll be launching the Love-It or Leave-It custom order program, a risk-free option if you're curious about a custom build.
(2) We have a new version of the Transit model coming out in a few weeks. With this new version will also come a new name! The Tellurion.
(3) Lastly, I've begun a collaboration with Lindsey Guitar Works. We've started a special run of three Meridian models, all being made with Solstice specs & features. We'll have more info & pre-orders available for you next month.
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Nothing like the classic shine of nitrocellulose lacquer... the real stuff, no polyurethane here folks. 🙃  Here's a look at the latest acoustic creation! 
I'm accepting a limited number of orders for the remaining 2022 schedule. 
🎸Handcrafted guitars
📍Flagstaff, AZ
#solsticeguitars #flagstaff #guitarmaking #guitarbuildersofinstagram #guitargeek #acousticguitarist #luthiers #guitarbuildersofinstagram #luthiery #guitarsdaily #guitarart #guitarbuilding #guitarbuilders #guitarbuild #luthierlife #luthierguitars #guitarsforsale #guitarforsale #customguitars #customguitar #customguitarbuild #guitarshopping #guitarstagram #acousticguitars #instaguitars #ecliptic
Here’s a new bridge plate style I’ve been messing with. It’s cross grain top wood (in this case that’s sinker redwood) with a Port Orford cedar cap. This POC is almost as hard as maple. The final plate is about 120% the thickness of a typical maple plate, but about 85% the mass. I’m expecting a little added stability without sacrificing anything else. That’s the idea. 
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Getting caught up. Kind of…
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Here’s what’s coming up next! 
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Additional information

Deposit Allocation

The $750 secures your spot on the build calendar and to prep the materials and design. When your build gets started, we require the remaining 50% deposit amount per your official quote. We typically start within a month of the order being placed.

Build Time

The current estimated build time for Solstice acoustic guitars is 9 months.

Case

All acoustic models come with a plush hard case.

FAQs

What happens after the deposit?

We will contact you within TWO business days for a consultation and to finalize your details. After a couple emails we’ll have your official quote for approval. If you approve it then we’ll get started on your guitar. If you decline we’ll refund your deposit (minus $25 for processing)

What is included in the quote?

The quote will show all the specs and details for your build, with pricing for any upgrades.

How long does the process take?

The quoting process can take a few days or longer if we are proofing inlay designs and other custom options. Acoustic builds take  about 9 months to finish once started.

How will I get my new guitar?

When your build is finished we’ll email your final bill and process payment, then ship it directly to you. Shipping is always FREE anywhere in the mainland USA.

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