After several years of not taking orders due to a large backlog of work, orders for custom instruments are being accepted once again. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your next Wiens mandolin or guitar and we’ll try to make it happen. A phone consultation prior to ordering is ideal as I like to get to know who I’m building for.
For new builds, a deposit of 25% is preferred, followed by progress payments as the instrument comes along. This is the route most of my musician clients prefer and one that works for me, with full payment prior to delivery of course.
Delivery time frame as of Feb 2020 is 1-2 years. I will try to make the wait as short as possible, but be warned that I am not the fastest builder in the world.
Shipping method and costs are the responsibility of the customer. However I will do my best to ensure it’s packed well and arrives intact.
Wiens F-5 mandolin $11,000. USD *
The standard Instrument includes:
-Master grade figured Sugar maple and Adirondack Spruce
-Hand applied sunburst stain & french-polished spirit varnish finish.
-Waverly tuners, Silver plated with Mother of Pearl Knobs
-Bill James tailpiece, Silver plated w/ hand engraved “Wiens” logo
– Deluxe fiberglass case
-Loar-style faux tortoise pickguard with bracket and silver plated hardware
-29-Stainless steel frets and scooped fretboard extension w/ inlaid silver “frets”
-Classic peghead inlay
– Loar-style single truss rod
-Wiens Loar-style Ebony Bridge w/ patent stamp
-Bone points, dovetailed
-Mother of Pearl nut
Available Non-standard Features:
1-piece back No additional Charge
European Spruce Soundboard No additional Charge
Pegasus case Inquire
Hoffee Carbon Fiber Case Inquire
Gold plated hardware Additional $100
“Wienzi” (Virzi) Additional $200.
Floral inlay Additional $200.
Silver truss rod cover custom engraved Enquire
Wiens D28 Dreadnought guitar $5000.00 USD *
Standard instrument includes:
*as of Feb 14, 2020