You know how the waves break to the shore of an ocean – how the sand gathers into ever-changing rippled formations at the beach – or how a little plant starts growing its first leaves and how they curl up in a very sensual way… I’m a sucker for the Art Nouveau era of architecture and decorative arts that drew its inspiration from natural forms, curves and structures. That same vibration is all around us, be it visual, audible or intuitive – you can feel it in your heart and soul. This is the source of my inspiration for the sound and appearance of Duke Artisan.
The Artisan is a lightweight, semi-hollow electric guitar. It is an extremely responsive musical instrument – when you ask, this guitar answers. The body and neck are made of my trademark wood species, spanish cedar. Among a ton of other options, you can hand pick your favourite thermo treated arctic birch top from our wood library on the Guitar Creator tool. Those tops you can browse through in the Creator are the actual tops we have available in our wood inventory.
Please check out the articles on this website specifications section. They’re not the typical (boring) tech spec articles, but give you a more profound view to my world. You could start for example from the playability article. In case you happen to like it, you’ll find there plenty more to read.
Those familiar with my work are aware that the Guitar Builder - our unique online configurator tool - is an elemental part of why it is so easy and fun to order custom guitars from me. We wanted to double the fun and developed the next generation configurator - the Guitar Creator - in 3D! You can already download the Duke Creator desktop app from the links below to your Apple and Windows computer. The rest of the guitar and bass models are in the works, and our next endeavours are to publish a web browser compatible version and eventually roll out the Creator on mobile devices as well.
We are aware that the current version of the new Guitar Creator is not only super cool but also heavy duty, and thus doesn't work on older computers. Worry not though - our previous generation configurator does work on any Flash enabled computer. Have fun creating your dream guitar!
For your inspiration - here are some Duke Artisan guitars we've made. When you plan ordering your own custom guitar from me, feel free to ask me about any type of custom options!
Many of you familiar with my work already know that our online tool - the Guitar Creator - is an ingenious way to configure the specs of your dream guitar. But that’s not the only way - there are many more options how you can buy my instruments.
You can simply email or give me a call and we’ll begin a good old one-on-one dialogue about what your perfect custom guitar could be.CONTACT ME
Waiting many months for a custom made instrument is not everybody's cup of tea. If you want it fast see what we have in stock right now.IN STOCK
Our family of dealers around the world has guitars available too. A hint - a great option also for those who want to trade in another guitar!OUR DEALERS