ashcustomworks brings the art and craft of hand made guitars together with carefully selected materials to create the guitar of your dreams. Whether you need a custom built instrument based on one of the standard Ash guitar or bass models, a hard working Radian guitar, you've come to the right place!

NB: Ash Customworks no longer does any refinishing or repair of guitars (other than those built by Ash Customworks). Try Mr Glyn Guitar Repairs (Khyber Pass Rd, Auckland) or Binford Guitars (Onehunga, Auckland).

Whats New - Ten Years On >>
As of April 2015, The Charles St workshop and the repair/modification/refinish service has closed permanently. A new workshop is slowly being prepared in Papakura, Auckland. Existing custom electric guitar orders are still being completed, but new orders can't be taken until they are all finished. Once that point is reached, only 10 places will be available each year and they must be based on one of the 100+ guitar projects that are in the Zombie Collection.

If you want a custom guitar built, the first thing to do is to buy yourself a place in the waiting list ($50). Once your turn arrives your design/quote will be done ($150) and when a place in the build queue opens up, you pay your 30% deposit and it's all go! There is no particular schedule for re-opening the order book, but it's likely to be next year - people on the waiting list will be the first to know.
- Use the Contact page to join the queue.


Whats New - Zombie Collection >>
The Zombie Collection is made up of all those incomplete guitars, bodies and necks that have slowly littered the workshop over the last ten years. Because there are so many (100+), any future orders need to start life as one of these Zombies until they're all gone. Don't worry! There are all kinds of guitars represented. All the Ash and Radian models, teles, strats, Les Pauls, SGs, Flying Vees, Explorers, PRS, basses, baritones, superstrats, lefties, righties, you name it! Some day soon I'll start announcing batches of Zombies that are going to become available for completion. Any batch that gets three or four committed buyers will be the next to be completed. Keep your eyes peeled or make your requests here, NZGuitars.com and Facebook/ashcustomworks (click on the buttons below)
- Use the Contact page for more info.

Whats New - Website Upgrade Coming (but not soon...) >>
Yes folks, it's true... after far too many years the long awaited upgrade is still stuck in the planning stages. This will take ages, so the manky old website will still be here for a while, but in the meantime, you can check out all the other sources of Ash Customworks and Radian content on teh interwebz at these fine places:


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