New Builds

For commissioned instruments, see below to learn more about pricing and options.  You can see examples in the gallery.

You can find my spec instruments at Fiddlers Green Music Shop in Austin, TX.  For further inquiries about instruments, cases, or special projects, shoot me a message.

Pricing & Options

Flat-top acoustic guitars, starting at $3,500, include:

  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Tortoise binding
  • Black/maple top purfling
  • High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • M.O.P. dot inlays
  • Indian rosewood bridge & peghead overlay
  • Gold “Bruce & Sons” peghead logo
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Adirondack spruce bracing
  • Hot hide glue construction
  • Nickel Waverly Tuners
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case

Upgrades:

  • $400 Sunburst top
  • $700 Full body sunburst
  • $200 Wood binding
  • $100 Bound fingerboard
  • $150 Bound peghead
  • $300 Adirondack or European top
  • $200-$500+ Rosewood, maple, walnut, etc. back and sides
  • $1250 Oil varnish finish
  • $500 Varnish top (Nitro lacquer back and sides)
  • $500 French polish top (Nitro lacquer back and sides)
  • $200 “BRUCE” Pearl peghead inlay
  • $200+ Custom inlay work
  • $150 Pyramid bridge
  • $250 Diamond volute-style peghead/neck
  • $300 Slotted peghead
  • $500 Coffin case ($850 retail)
  • -$200 Only top binding
  • -$200 Gloss top only (satin back and sides)
  • -$300 All satin
  • -$300 No binding

If you don't see your request, please inquire.

Flat-top octave mandolins, starting at $3,200, include:

  • Mahogany back & sides
  • Sitka spruce top
  • Tortoise binding
  • Black/maple top purfling
  • High-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • M.O.P. dot inlays
  • Indian rosewood bridge & peghead overlay
  • Gold “Bruce & Sons” peghead logo
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Adjustable truss rod
  • Adirondack spruce bracing
  • Hot hide glue construction
  • Golden Age Tuners
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case

Upgrades:

  • $400 Sunburst top
  • $700 Full body sunburst
  • $200 Wood binding
  • $100 Bound fingerboard
  • $150 Bound peghead
  • $300 Adirondack or European top
  • $200-$500+ Rosewood, maple, walnut, etc. back and sides
  • $1250 Oil varnish finish
  • $500 Varnish top (Nitro lacquer back and sides)
  • $500 French polish top (Nitro lacquer back and sides)
  • $200 “BRUCE” Pearl peghead inlay
  • $200+ Custom inlay work
  • $150 Pyramid bridge
  • $250 Diamond volute-style peghead/neck
  • $300 Slotted peghead
  • $500 Coffin case ($850 retail)
  • -$200 Only top binding
  • -$200 Gloss top only (satin back and sides)
  • -$300 All satin
  • -$300 No binding

If you don't see your request, please inquire.

UT-LG ukuleles, starting at $1,100, include:

  • Mahogany top, back & sides
  • no binding
  • satin nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Indian rosewood fingerboard
  • M.O.P. dot inlays
  • Indian rosewood bridge & peghead overlay
  • Gold “Bruce & Sons” peghead logo
  • One-piece mahogany neck
  • Adirondack spruce bracing
  • Hot hide glue construction
  • Pegheds planetary 4:1 tuning pegs
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case

Upgrades:

  • $300 Sunburst top
  • $500 Full body sunburst
  • $250 tortoise or ivoroid binding
  • $350 wood binding
  • $100 bound fingerboard
  • $150 bound peghead
  • $50 spruce top
  • $200-$500+ koa, rosewood, maple, walnut, etc. back and sides
  • $1250 Oil Varnish finish
  • $750 French Polish
  • $200 “BRUCE” Pearl peghead inlay
  • $200+ custom inlay work
  • $150 pyramid bridge
  • $250 diamond volute style peghead/neck
  • $$$ Other custom request, inquire!
  • $500 Coffin Case ($850 retail price without an instrument)

If you don't see your request, please inquire.

Styles:

  • Carved-top LP style electric, starting at $4,000
  • Flat-top electric, starting at $2,800
  • Bolt-on neck electric, starting at $1,900

Upgrades:

  • Please inquire

$500 with a Bruce & Sons instrument purchase, or $850 without an instrument purchase. Specifications:

  • Custom-fit padding
  • Marine-grade mahogany 1/4″ ply
  • Walnut binding
  • Antique brass hardware
  • Toille wallpaper
  • Burgandy crushed velvet upholstery
  • Leather steamer-trunk handle

Upgrades:

  • Please inquire

Special Requests

All of my instruments are custom built, so if you've got an idea and don't see it here, please inquire!

“Owl” be happy to help!

“Owl” be happy to help!

 
 

Refunds & warranty

Returning Direct Purchases. If you’re not satisfied with your new Bruce & Sons instrument, you can return it (in new condition) within two weeks for a full refund.

Returning Retail Purchases. If you purchased one of my instruments through a retailer, then that retailer’s return policy governs.

Lifetime Warranty. I guarantee the construction and materials of all my instruments (whether purchased directly or through a retailer) against normal use for the lifetime of the original owner. Any needed repairs will be handled with the utmost care.