At WR Custom Guitars there are two approaches to what I consider to be a custom instrument. First, there are those guitars that I’m building on an ongoing basis that fall outside of the WR Standard Series. This can range from a Grand Performance Cutaway with an Engelmann Spruce top, special marquetry, and a Fishman Preamp, to a Dreadnought with Herringbone Perfling and wood bindings.

The second approach is that in which a customer has a specific build in mind with a number of special items they’re looking for. Again, the problem for many customers comes down to the bottom line: how much will this cost me? Many custom shops take this out of the reach of most people. Here at WR Custom Guitars, prices are set to be affordable–without cutting quality. There are always a number of guitars in the shop built and ready for you to add your personal touch. You pick your own level of marquetry and finish.

The Standard Series – At WR Custom Guitars I want to make sure no one is left out of owning a fine hand-crafted instrument because of the price. The WR Standard Series line meets that requirement without cutting quality. At this time I am offering two models to choose from: a Dreadnought and a 14 Fret Triple 000, both 25.4 scale. They have a simple level of marquetry and a satin finish, which helps to keep the cost down, making these models more affordable.

These guitars are built with the same materials as the more expensive models, using the same East Indian Rosewood sides and back, Sitka Spruce tops, Mahogany necks, high quality hardware, and bone saddles. They are also built to the same exacting standards as the high-end models and no shortcuts are taken. They offer great tone and volume, and they’re very responsive and play well. These guitars are a great value for the entry level player, as well as the seasoned professional.

If I can help you in any way, or answer any questions you may have on a custom build, feel free to call.

Thank you for visiting WR Custom Guitars.

~ Bill Russo


WR Custom Acoustic Guitars
Home of Hand-Crafted High-Quality Custom Acoustic Guitars
515 McCrillis Corner Rd, Wilton, Maine 04294
(207) 778-9415 or (207) 491-9740