Custom Guitars

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BUILT TOGETHER FROM START TO FINISH

Every aspect of your custom guitar will connect you to your music - from the way it feels in your hand to the way it catches your eye. We’ll work with you to carefully select the perfect set of guitar woods, design your guitar neck to fit your hands and playing style, and layout the controls to make your creativity effortless. Here’s how.

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MG-Drop Surf Green Road Warrior

MG-Drop Surf Green Road Warrior

Surf Green over Alder Body 

Quartersawn Maple Neck w/ Granadillo Fretboard 

Custom Hot Rodded HSS Seymour Duncan Pickup Set 

Gotoh 510 Locking Tuners and Floating Tremolo 

Graphtech XL Nut

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OG-Drop Offset Mastery Coke Bottle Sparkle

OG-Drop Offset Mastery Coke Bottle Sparkle

Offset OG-Drop 

Coke Bottle Green Sparkle Finish 

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop DynoBucker Pickups 

Mastery Bridge and Tremolo 

Lower Horn Pickup Toggle 

6IL Born Headstock and Gold Foil Logo 

Born 'B' Engraved Pickguard 

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OG-Carve Myrtlewood 'Fire'

OG-Carve Myrtlewood 'Fire'

One-Of-A-Kind Myrtlewood Carve Top in High Gloss 

Torrified Black Ash Solid Body w/ Black pin stripe in a Satin, Natural Grain-feel finish 

Custom Shou Sugi Ban Green Ash Tailpiece 

Torrified Maple Neck & Cameroon Ebony Fretboard 

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop One-Off Custom HSS Set w/ Always-On Bridge Switch

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OG-Drop Koa & Kauri Semi-Hollow

OG-Drop Koa & Kauri Semi-Hollow

5A Koa Top w/ Ancient Kauri Body, Genuine Mahogany & Macassar Ebony Veneers 

Quarter-sawn Genuine Mahogany Neck 

Cameroon Ebony Fretboard 

Custom Lollar Imperial Humbucker & Vintage Tweed Singles (HSS) 

Bridge Always-On Mini-Switch 

Born 6IL Headstock w/ Macassar Ebony Inlay (Born Script)


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OC Custom Flamed Mahogany with Custom Tailpiece

OC Custom Flamed Mahogany with Custom Tailpiece

  • One Piece Rare Curly Mahogany Body (Re-sawn & Chambered)
  • Torrified Maple Neck & Cameroon Ebony Fretboard w/ White Mother of Pearl Inlay
  • Custom DiMarzio & Seymour Duncan Humbucker Pickups
  • Handmade Rare Curly Macassar Ebony Tailpiece
  • Custom Electronics including High Pass Filters, Retro Tone Wiring & Coil Splits
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MD Custom Elegant Rocker

MD Custom Elegant Rocker

  • Alder Body
  • Quarter sawn Sugar Maple Neck
  • Cameroon Ebony Fretboard
  • Mary Kay Semi-Transparent Satin White Burst Finish
  • Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Antiquity P90 Bridge Pickup & Copper Back Tele Bridge Singlecoil sized Neck Pickup
  • Custom Celtic Braid 12th Fret Inlay (Mother of Pearl)
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MD Custom - Candy Orange Pearl Sustain Machine

MD Custom - Candy Orange Pearl Sustain Machine

- Candy Orange Pearl Finish

- Alder Body

- Quarter-sawn Sugar Maple Neck

- Cameroon Ebony Fretboard

- Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Humbucker

- Sustainiac Driver and Custom Electronics

- Floyd Rose Bridge

- Dual Battery with hidden backside switching & USB-C Charging

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MG Drop Custom Solar Space Glow

MG Drop Custom Solar Space Glow

  • - Ultra Light Swamp Ash Body
  • - Birdseye Maple Torrified Neck
  • - Cameroon Ebony Fretboard
  • - Custom 'Canis Major' Inlay
  • - Custom Solar Glow Fireburst Water-based Lacquer Finish
  • - Hand-wound Made-to-Order Snider Born Singlecoil Pickups
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OG Carve - Custom

OG Carve - Custom "Flamed Redwood"

  • - Flamed Redwood Top (Salvaged)
  • - Chambered Swamp Ash Body*
  • - Honduran Mahogany Neck*
  • - Lacquer “Honeybear” Finish*
  • - Gotoh Tune-O-Matic Bridge
  • - Handwound P90 Pickups
  • - Thin C Shape Neck*
  • - Granadillo Fretboard
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OG Carve - Custom Myrtlewood Deeply Rooted Theme

OG Carve - Custom Myrtlewood Deeply Rooted Theme

  • - Flamed Myrtlewood Top (Salvaged)
  • - Chambered Honduran Mahogany*
  • - Port Orford Cedar Neck (salvaged)*
  • - Custom Leaf & Tree Fretboard Inlays
  • - Translucent Lacquer Finish*
  • - Gotoh 510 Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Custom Ebony Tailpiece*
  • - Handwound Bornbuckers Pickups*
  • - Standard C/D Shape Neck*
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Born Guitars Custom MG Carve Claro Walnut and Mahogany with hand wound nickel humbuckers

MG Carve - Custom "Claro Walnut"

  • - MG Carve Custom (2017)
  • - Chambered Honduran Mahogany
  • - One of a Kind Claro Walnut (salvaged)
  • - Rubbed Oil Finish (Body & Neck)
  • - Born Asymmetrical D Shape Neck
  • - Honduran Mahogany Neck
  • - Nickel Hardware & Snider Pickups
  • - Granadillo Fretboard
  • - Medium Jumbo Frets
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MG Carve - Custom

MG Carve - Custom "Kauri Redwood"

  • - MG Carve Custom (2020)
  • - Chambered 50,000 Year Old Salvaged Kauri Body
  • - Salvaged Old Growth Redwood Curly Top
  • - Polished Oil Finish (Body & Neck)
  • - ToneProsTM Tune-O-Matic (TOM) Bridge & Tailpiece
  • - SniderBornTM Hand-wound Hot Humbucker Pickups
  • - Sustainably Sourced Ebony Fretboard
  • - Medium Jumbo Frets
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Accessories

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Upgrade Your Gear Setup

Elevate your music production experience with our Custom Guitar Amp Stands. Designed for both form and function, these stands will not only enhance the aesthetics of your home studio but also improve the acoustics, giving your music the quality it deserves.

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CUSTOM GUITAR BUILDING

BEHIND THE CRAFT

Ever wondered what goes into crafting a custom guitar? At Born Guitars, we begin each custom creation as a collaborative vision, meticulously blending art and precision. From selecting the finest sustainably sourced woods to employing innovative 3D visual technology, every detail is carefully shaped to enhance your sound. Dive into our processes to see how your unique ideas transform into reality.

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Sustainability

Everything we make is built with mother nature’s best, from the sustainably sourced woods that form the heart of our guitars to the clean wind and solar energy that run our shop. You won’t find another guitar that’s more in tune with the planet, just as you won’t find one that’s more in tune with your playstyle.

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Testimonials

This guitar struck the perfect balance

This guitar struck the perfect balance

 As far as I am concerned, this is the best guitar that's ever been made — this thing just wants to sing. It's so incredible!

David — Denver, CO

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SUCH A GREAT INSTRUMENT

This guitar continues to be absolutely awesome. It sounds great with any of the styles of music I’m playing in my two bands. Thank you for such a great instrument.

Eric - Fort Wayne, IN

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A WORK OF ART, TRULY ONE OF A KIND

I love my Born Custom guitar. First of all it plays and sounds amazing. Secondly it is a work of art, truly one of a kind. I receive so many compliments on its sounds, playability, and looks. such a great value.

Sean - Denver, CO

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MY FAVORITE GUITAR IN MY COLLECTION

As a guitar collector, I have been wanting to add a specific type of guitar to my collection that I pictured in my head and could not find on any shelf. So I looked into a custom guitar and a fellow musician told me about Born. Boy did they deliver! My MG-Carve has become my favorite guitar in my collection. It's natural, smooth, and feels broken in like I have been playing it for years. What struck me the most was the quality and workmanship put into it for the price. As my friend puts it (w...

DJ - Chicago, IL

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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BORN TO ANY GUITAR PLAYER

I couldn’t imagine a better team to have built me a custom guitar than Born. Their workmanship, attention to detail, love and passion for each and every guitar is apparent from the very first day of the process. They work incredibly hard to ensure that your guitar is perfect for you. Not only is the tone beautifully rich, full of sustain, dynamic and versatile, but it reliably feels and plays unbeleivably comfortably! Born is the real deal. As a regular gigging musician, my MG Carve has becom...

Nick Carruth - Boulder, CO

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EVERYTHING IS EITHER THE WAY I'D ALWAYS DREAMED OR, EVEN BETTER

My Born Custom isn’t just the best guitar I’ve ever owned — it’s also the most meaningful. The look, feel, wood, features, everything is either the way I’d always dreamed or, even better, a new and better way I hadn’t even thought of until I sat down with Born for their extensive and inspiring design process. I play it for 95% of every live show now, a couple hundred in the last 18 months since I first got it, and can’t wait to get back into the studio soon to get it on record, too.

Jesse - Denver, CO

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KEEP MAKING GREAT INSTRUMENTS

I just wanted to send a note letting you know how pleased I am with my Retro-Candy Apple Red-MG Carve Top (now name Lucy). She is absolutely beautiful and put a big smile on my face when I opened her case. The fit and finish of this guitar is outstanding and the details Campbell worked out with me to make this a one-of-a-kind instrument are really cool and well executed. How awesome is that dove and peace-sign inlay at the 12th fret!

One of my favorite aspects of the guitar is the w...

Ken - Chicago, IL

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ONE OF THE MOST USED GUITARS IN THE STUDIO AND HAS ENDED UP ON COUNTLESS RECORDS

Buying a custom guitar can be a scary process. I am always worried about putting effort and money into an instrument that I wont get to play until its finished. When I started planning my guitar with the people at Born they made process easy and painless. I wasn’t familiar with all the technical specifications so instead they had me tell them what type of features I’d want and helped narrow down the specifics.
I’m a producer and the guitar would be living in a studio so I needed it to b...

Noam - Chicago, IL

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EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GUITAR KNOCKS ME OUT

I could not be happier or more satisfied with the guitar that the Born folks built for me. It is an OG Drop with redwood top, Port Orford cedar back and neck, catalox fingerboard, chambered body, incredible hand wound PAF pickups, J.P. Woodtone saddles, and chambered body. The sound, the action, the looks, everything about this guitar knocks me out.

I was looking for a solid body guitar to use for jazz and was not finding a T-style guitar that I felt comfortable with. Campbell at Bo...

Howard - Louisville, KY

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THE SOUND IS AMAZING

First of all, I want to thank the whole Born Custom Guitar crew for this amazing piece of art.
Where should I start? I will start saying that the guitar is amazing itself. The materials used to build this guitar are awsome and the best part of it, is that all materials are selected with an ecological mindset. The sound is amaizing and the equipment installed is high end quality. The customization is excellent; BCG build this guitar for me as I requested. It fits like a glove and that’s ...

Martin - Miami, FL

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A SOLID ROAD-WORTHY INSTRUMENT, MY BORN GUITAR IS LIKE A NEW BEST FRIEND

This guitar is a dream to play – exactly what I need for playing night in and night out The chambered body and humbucker pickups give it even more warmth and power than what I loved about my Les Paul. The Born team was great to work with through the entire design process and very attentive to every fine adjustment I needed afterwards. From the natural wood look and the custom inlay to all the nuts and bolts that give me everything I need for a solid road-worthy instrument, my Born guitar i...

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THE NEXT GUITAR I BUY...

I already own one custom Born Guitar, and I can tell you the next guitar I buy, will be another custom Born Guitar…!

KYLE - KENOSHA, WI
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THE BEST SONGWRITING BUDDY I HAVE EVER HAD

Thanks for making the single best song writing buddy I have ever had. This was a huge step for me… Was I even worthy of even owning a guitar of this value? What in the world could this quality of a guitar do for me that I haven’t seen or heard yet? This guitar erased all self-doubt and proved instantly to be a highlight in my life. I have recorded and written several new songs truly inspired by this guitar. If you have a crappy bag of golf clubs and you want to ...

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WOW. Y'ALL NAILED IT.

Fellas – I absolutely love my guitar. Wow.  Y’all nailed it.  You built an incredibly beautiful instrument, and I’m very thankful.  Y’all have been fantastic to work with, and I cannot wait to get to playing my new buddy.

Parker - Nashville, TN

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I LOVE IT

The articulate nature of this guitar is the best I have played. I love it.

Galen Weston - Toronto, ON

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FINEST INSTRUMENT

“My Born guitar is simply the finest instrument I have ever held”

- K. ALLUMS 

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AMAZING GUITAR!

You knocked this one out of the park Jay! I own 15 great guitars from both big manufacturers and boutique builders, and this one blows them all out of the water.  I don’t think I’ll play anything else again! Everything about this guitar (Redwood LTD) is truly amazing. The way it looks, the way it plays and feels, Everything. The neck is super comfortable, the action is perfect, and those P90 pickups are really incredible.  I can get any tone I can think of out of this guitar. Beautif...

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One of my main guitars

One of my main guitars

I have been using my “Born” guitar for about a month now, and it has become one of my main guitars.  It is perfectly up to my specs and it plays with so much personality.  It’s exciting and joyful each time me and “Pistachio” get together.  These guys really pay attention to details and character when building their guitars. Love it!

Anders Osborne - New Orleans, LA

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Blown Away!

Blown Away!

I love the guitar! The sound crew at Brauntex theatre is the same sound crew of Gruene Hall. We were playing a tribute to Merle Haggard and those guys were blown away. To quote them “at times it sounded like a telecaster, 335 and pedal steel…I had to lookup to see what you were playing.”

Image: Kenny's friends know how much he loves his Born so for Kenny's birthday he was surprised with a Born Guitars custom guitar cake, which was modeled after his Redwood & Swamp Ash OG-Carve. ...

Kenny Grimes - Bastrop, TX

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