Portland Guitar Co.

Designing and Building
Custom Handcrafted
Guitars, Ukuleles
and Accessories


Portland Guitar Co. | Portland Oregon | Contact Jay Dickinson-503.245.3276 | jay@portlandguitar.com


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Orders and Sales


Portland Guitar Can Custom Design And Build Your Lifetime Dream Guitar.


Working together, in person, on the phone, and through e-mail, we will identify the ideal sound and the instrument's feel and playability that best suits you and your style. We will specify the features, the types of wood, and the decoration and appointments that you most desire. As your instrument is being built you can follow along on this website with the running journal of pictures and explanations. Since you will have a personal luthier you can guide and direct the details of the design as the instrument is being built and drop by the shop any time you feel the need to visit your creation in progress. Portland Guitar stands behind your instrument for as long as you own it, so you can have the confidence that you will be a satisfied customer. The price of the instrument is dependent on the degree of specification, the size of the instrument, the choice of woods, and the amount of decoration you request.

 


 

The current lineup of models include:

• Baritone Ukulele ................. 10" lower bout
• Pico Model .......................... 13" lower bout
• Parlor Model ....................... 14" lower bout
• Orchestral Model .................15" lower bout
• Concert Model .....................15" lower bout
• Semi Hollow Body Electric...15" lower bout
• Small Jumbo Model ........... 16" lower bout
• Semi Hollow Body Electric...16" lower bout
• Grand Jumbo Model .......... 17" lower bout
• Bass Guitar ........................ 17" lower bout

Nylon string versions of most model are also available.

• Tall Guitar Stand
• Short Guitar Stand

 

 

A basic entry level instrument includes all of the following features :

• Indian Rosewood or equivalent back and sides
• AAA Sitka Spruce or equivalent top
• One piece Mahogany neck
• Gotoh Schaller-style tuning machines or equivalent
User Adjustable Tilt Action Neck
Engineered Bracing System
Split Saddle Bridge
• Contra-Rosette… a decorative medallion beneath the sound hole to compliment the rosette
• Water borne urethane matte finish
• Hard-shell case
• Scale length and neck profile are customized to your specification
• Web page for you to follow along as the instrument is built

Optional enhancements are available for an addition fee:

• Cutaway
• Neck volute
• Customized purfling and marketry
• Exotic woods back and sides
• Select soundboard
• Electronic pickup
• Beveled arm rest
• Wedge shaped body
• High gloss finish
• Any special design features you can imagine

 


The Following Iinstruments and Accessories are Currently in Stock and Available for Sale


 

Orchestral Model OM 1.11.42

Offered for Sale.... $4500 w/ case + Shipping
Body..................... Maccassar Ebony, 15" Lower Bout
Top....................... Sinker Redwood
Bracing................. Engineered Asymmetrical Modified X-Bracing System
Neck..................... 25.4" Scale Mahogany, Dual Action Truss Rod,
.............................. User Adjustable Tilt Action Neck
Fretboard.............. Compound Radius, 14 Frets to Body, 20 Frets Total, Ebony
Bridge................... Split Saddle Bridge, Ebony
Binding................. Snakewood, with Pin Striping
Appointments....... Ambonya Burl
Tuners.................. Waverly Gold with Snakewood Buttons
Nut & Saddle....... Bone

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Bass Model BM 1.2.35

Offered for Sale.... $2500 w/ case + Shipping
Body..................... Sapele, 17" Lower Bout
Top....................... Sitka Spruce
Bracing................. Engineered Asymmetrical Modified X-Bracing System
Neck..................... 34" Scale Length, Dual Action Truss Rod, Walnut
.............................. User Adjustable Tilt Action Neck, Dual action truss rod
Fretboard.............. Compound Radius, 18 frets to body, 24 Frets Total, Cocobolo
Bridge................... Split Saddle Bridge, Cocobolo
Binding................. Creme with Pin Striping
Appointments....... Cocobolo
Tuners.................. Black Gotoh
Nut & Saddle....... Bone

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Parlor Model PM 1.8.46

Offered for Sale.... $2500 + Shipping
Style..................... Parlor Model 14" Lower Bout
Body..................... Padauk
Top....................... Sitka Spruce
Bracing................. Engineered asymmetrical modified X-bracing system
Neck..................... 25.4" Scale Mahogany,
..............................User Adjustable Tilt Action Neck … Variable String to Fretboard Spacing Dual action truss rod
Fretboard.............. Lacewood
Bridge................... Lacewood
Binding................. Ivorid
Tuners.................. Back Cosmo Gotoh 510s
Nut ...................... Bone
Saddle.................. Bone... Split Saddle Individually Adjustable Intonation

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Small Jumbo JM 1.7.48

Offered for Sale.... $3300 w/ case + Shipping
Style..................... Small Jumbo 16" Lower Bout
Body..................... Bolivian Rosewood
Top....................... Sitka Spruce
Bracing................. Engineered asymmetrical modified X-bracing system
Neck..................... 25.4" Scale Mahogany,
User Adjustable Tilt Action Neck … Variable String to Fretboard Spacing
Dual action truss rod
Fretboard.............. Brazilian Rosewood
Bridge................... Brazilian Rosewood
Binding................. Ivoroid
Appointments....... Brazilian Rosewood
Tuners.................. Black Gotoh
Nut ...................... Bone
Saddle.................. Bone Split Saddle Bridge

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Pico Model PIM 1.2.25

Offered for Sale.... $4500 w/ case +Shipping
Body..................... Brazilian Rosewood, 13" Lower Bout
Top....................... Carpathian Spruce
Bracing................. Engineered Asymmetrical Modified X-Bracing System
Neck..................... 25.4" Scale Length, Mahogany,
.............................. User Adjustable Tilt Action Neck, Dual Action Truss Rod
Fretboard.............. Compound Radius, 14 Frets to Body, 20 Frets Total, Ebony 
Bridge................... Compensated, Ebony
Binding................. Snakewood with Pin Striping
Appointments....... Amboyna Burl
Tuners.................. Gotoh 510, Silver
Nut & Saddle....... Bone

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Cutom Made Guitar Stands

Portland Guitar currently makes two styles of guitar stands,
examples are shown on the linked page.
Tall : $350 with commonly available wood.
Short : $250 with commonly available wood.
These stands can be made of any combination of woods and
can be custom made to match your guitar or interior.

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Short Guitar Stand S010

Offered for Sale.... $250 + Shipping
Walnut & Maple

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Tall Guitar Stand T017

Offered for Sale.... $350 + Shipping
Padauk & Maple

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