Custom builds

Many ‘custom shop’ guitars are actually just bolted together from existing components – and can be very expensive. But a genuine hand-made instrument gives the satisfaction of owning something truly unique, and may not cost as much as you think. Do get in touch to discuss designing your dream guitar.

Marten Korzinski Guitars

Why take two (or three) guitars to a recording session when just one can give all the tones you need? The Marten Korzinski Doubletake’s unique Telebucker pickups deliver up to eight great tones in a classic solid-body shape, from interference-free single coil clarity to full humbucker warmth and punch.

Perfect for the studio, but simple and intuitive enough for confident use under stage lighting conditions. And the use of willow or swamp ash for the body gives you a guitar that’s not only resonant, it’s also wonderfully light – making it easy on your neck, shoulders and back.

Doubletake body

Doubletake body

Doubletake headstock front

Doubletake headstock front

Telebucker pickups

Handmade Telebucker pickups

Doubletake from Marten Korzinski Guitars

Headstock rear

Doubletake in workshop

Easy on the eye, easy on the shoulder

Back of willow body

Back of willow body

Replica instruments

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a vintage guitar but were horrified by the prices they command, do give me a call. I make replica electric guitars right here in the workshop. These aren’t just bolted together from bought-in components, but are all made entirely by hand. I carefully apply an aged finish and also use genuine aged hardware from Fender, as well as authentic branding components and rear serial plate.

The photos below show my ’65 replica Stratocaster and ‘blackguard’ model Telecaster, but do get in touch to discuss how I can create your perfect replica guitar down to the smallest detail.

Strat body

Stratocaster body

Stratocaster body closeup

Stratocaster body closeup

Stratocaster front and back

Stratocaster front and back

Strat headstock front

Strat headstock front

Headstock rear

Headstock rear

Strat serial plate

Strat serial plate

Tele front

Telecaster front

Telecaster back

Telecaster back

Telecaster controls

Telecaster controls

Telecaster headstock front

Headstock front

Telecaster headstock rear

Headstock rear

Telecaster bridge pickup

Bridge pickup shows aged effect

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