Options

All models presented on the web site are standard delivered in a specific setup like woods, finish and hardware (tailpiece, tuners, pickup and hard shell guitar case). The options presented here will offer you the possibility to make changes to the guitar according your personal preferences. Please note that the woods I suggest for the guitars (see standard description with each model) are considered the optimal combination. A change of wood may affect the sound of the guitar. Choosing any option will affect the price. The exact additional price(s) will be written down and presented to you in the order form. I am happy to go over your wishes and discuss the possibilities.

Options:

  • Left handed or right handed guitars
  • Wood for top, back and sides, neck, fret board, binding, headplate
  • Finish of the top
  • Tailpiece
  • Tuning machines
  • Pickup
  • Hard Shell case
  • Other custom features

> Left handed or right handed guitars
There is no difference in pricing for left or right handed guitars.
> Wood for the top
All guitars have very closed grain European Spruce (photo 1)

Alternatives:

  • Engleman spruce
  • Sitka spruce
  • Western Red Cedar

> Wood for back and sides
There is a large variety of hard wood and tropical wood available for building instruments. It is impossible to keep all these different woods in stock. Let me know what you are looking for and I will inform you about the possibilities. I offer both solid wood and veneers for back and sides. For solid wood guitar traditionally Indian Palisander (Rosewood) is used. Laminated guitars are made from 3 layers of veneers: an inside layer of Mahogany, middle layer of Polar and an outside (visible) layer of Brazilian Palisander (photo 1, 2 and 3) or Indian Palisander (photo 7 and 8).

Alternative veneers:

  • Birdseye Maple (photo 6)
  • Flamed Maple (photo 5)
  • Zebrano (photo 4)
  • Coromandel
  • Other veneers: (call or e-mail)

Alternative solid woods:

  • Flamed Maple
  • Koa
  • Other solid woods: call or e-mail for more options


(left to right) Bloodwood, Madagascar Rosewood, Bubinga, Koa, Flamed Koa, Honduran Rosewood, Pau Ferro, Walnut, Curly Maple, Curly European Maple, Indian Rosewood, African Ebony, and Cocobolo .
> Wood for neck
Traditionally French Walnut is used for the neck on Selmer style guitars (photo Walnut).
On model Quatre (Favino style) Maple is used.

Alternatives:

  • Mahogany
  • Flamed Maple
  • Other options: call or e-mail for more wood or combinations.

> Finish
The traditional clear lacquer finish with nitrocellulose (photo finish 1)

Alternative finishes:

  • Antique (authentic aged and used look) (photo finish 2)
  • Vintage orange nitrocellulose (photo finish 3)
  • Vintage yellow nitrocellulose (photo finish 4)
  • Sunburst brown (photo finish 5)
  • Custom finish (call or e-mail)

> Tailpieces

Traditionally on all Selmer style guitars a brass replica of the Selmer tailpiece is applied. (photo tailpiece 1)

Alternatives:

  • Chrome tailpiece
  • Brass Favino style tailpiece
  • Chrome Favino style tailpiece (photo tailpiece 2 and 3)
  • Custom tailpiece

> Tuning machines
Standard all guitars have Schaller ‘open’ tuners, except for the Signature models and the Antique model.
These guitars have replica Selmer tuners, hand crafted by Eimers Guitars.

Alternatives:

  • Open Schaller tuners (photo tuner 1 and 2)
  • Closed Schaller tuners (photo tuner 3 and 6)
  • Replica Selmer style tuners (photo tuner 5)
  • Stochelo Rosenberg Signature hardware (photo tuner 4)
  • Waverly tuners
  • Other tuners of interest

> Pickups
Standard in most models is the ‘Big Tone’ passive piezo pickup. (photo pickup 1,2 and 3)
For the Vola acoustic bass a Fishman pickup.

Alternatives:

  • active pickups like Fishman, LR Baggs or others
  • Microphone / piezo system (photo pickup 4)

> Hard Shell case
Standard for all models is a Boston hard shell case, except for the signature models and the Antique model.
They come standard in Hiscox case. (see photo)

> Strings
Standard on all guitars are Galli Silk and Steel string (set 0.11)

> Flat picks
I recommend Wegen flat picks for the best tone !

> Truss rod wrenches
Standard on all guitars is a two way truss rod adjustable through the sound hole. A 4 mm allen wrench is standard delivered with every guitar.