COMMISSIONING

A Kostal Guitar can be acquired through one of the dealers listed below, or commissioned directly through the shop. Purchasing through a dealer may reduce the wait time and place a beautiful custom guitar in your hands soon, while commissioning allows the buyer to work directly with Jason on crafting their own one of a kind instrument. Both options take time, but the finer things in life usually do. If you are interested in working directly with Jason, or have questions about the process, please contact us.

GuitarGal USA -
North American UK -
WoodSound Korea -
CR USA 1 -
Blue G Japan -
EdGuitarsUSA -
Eddies USA -

I am currently offering five base models, all of which start at a base price of $18,000.00 as a non-cutaway model.

The models offered are as follows: jumbo, Modified Dreadnaught | MD, Orchestra Model | OM, MDW and 00

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Jumbo

The Kostal Jumbo pairs the balance and intimacy of the OM with the volume, projection and clarity of the MD. Referred to by some as “an OM on steroids”, it’s the perfect instrument when you want that OM sound but need it to “go to 11”. The Jumbo is a large bodied guitar and is the go-to choice for those who can handle the size, or are looking for an amazing 12 string experience.

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MDW


Kostal Guitar’s second complete redesign, the MDW is the result of a collaboration with fingerstyle musician Michael Watts. It was an amazing project in which we both described what we wanted a guitar to do, and what we needed it to do, and then set out to create the guitar to meet those high expectations. The body is similar to a scaled down version of the MD, adding to its comfort and playability with total dimensions that make it only slightly smaller than the OM. The 12 fret body joint adds a level of beauty, warmth and sustain not experienced in other guitars, and the overall size and look is elegant in every way. 

 

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Modified Dreadnaught | MD

The flagship Kostal guitar. The MD has the robust sound associated with a dreadnought guitar however, this “modified” version has a relocated waist that is a bit tighter than a traditional dreadnought and a larger sound hole which helps redefine it as a fingerstyle instrument, while still maintaining versatility for other playing styles. This guitar has everything a performing musician could want… deep resonant bass, balanced mid-range, and beautiful warm trebles coupled with projection and clarity that allow the musician to realize the complete dynamic range of their music and playing style.

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Orchestra Model | OM

Balanced and articulate, the OM could well be the perfect guitar if you were stranded on a deserted island and had to choose just one instrument to keep you company. The bass is warmer than in the MD, yet still prevalent, and comes forward with a more balanced and even tone across the entire spectrum. Smaller body size creates less projection than the MD, but provides for a more intimate playing experience for both the player and the listener. If you are someone who plays for your own enjoyment, or a small group of friends, or are a performer who often plays through sound systems, this guitar is exactly what you need.

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00

Redesigned from the ground up, this guitar is the result of two years of development after an additional four years of building the MD and OM. The time spent building and listening to the OM and MD gave me an intimate understanding of how I was building my guitars and what I wanted the OO to do. I redesigned the bracing, depth, size, dome, and soundhole on the guitar to create a short scale, 12 fret guitar with all benefits of the OM in a smaller package. Despite its small stature, the OO has a beautifully robust and commanding resonance, making it the perfect choice for someone looking for a larger than life sound in a smaller package.

As part of the base price, customers receive the following included options:

Soundboard: Choice of Sitka Spruce, Engelmann Spruce, or Western Red Cedar
Rosette: Stained Glass rosette
Bridge: Carved Ebony
Back and Sides: Choice of East Indian Rosewood, Walnut, or Mahogany
Binding: Choice of Indian Rosewood or Ebony with Black/ White purfling
End Graft: triangular or rectangular style wedge that matches binding
Backstrip: Choice of omitting the backstrip or using wood that matches the binding
Top braces: Sitka spruce
Back Braces: Mahogany
Saddle: Compensated Bone
Nut: Scalloped and compensated bone
Neck: One piece Honduran Mahogany
Headcap veneer: Ebony or choice of other wood
Back of Headcap veneer: Ebony or choice of other wood
Tuning Machines: Gotoh 510 tuners in chrome with Ebony buttons
Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony binding and maple purfling
Fingerboard inlay: none
Position Markers: White, colored, or MOP dots
Fretwire: Medium Tall
Fretboard Radius: 20”
Case: Hoffee Custom Hardshell Case
Body Joint: 12 or 14 fret body joint (OO is 12 fret only)
Scale Length: 25.25” for Mod‐D and Jumbo, 25” for OM and MDW, 24.75” for OO
Nut width: 1 3/4”
Saddle string spacing: 2 5/16”
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings: John Pearse light .013‐.053 or choice of brand

In order to allow you, the customer, the ability to create the guitar of your dreams, the following options are available to you at an added cost.

Please contact me for anything not listed below.

Soundboard European Spruce $450.00
German Spruce $500.00
Italian Alpine Spruce $500.00
Adirondack Spruce $550.00
Port Orford Cedar $400.00
Bear claw Sitka Spruce $450.00
Sinker Redwood $550.00
Back and Sides Figured Claro Walnut $1,000.00
Myrtlewood $650.00
Macassar Ebony $2,000.00
Cocobolo $1,800.00
Koa $2,500.00
African Blackwood $2,200.00
Bubinga $1,200.00
Figured Bubinga $1,800.00
Mango $850.00
Madagascar Rosewood $2,200.00
Honduran Rosewood $2,000.00
Amazon Rosewood $1,850.00
Ziricote $1,200.00
Brazilian Rosewood $9,000.00
Flamed Maple $1,200.00
Quilted Maple $1,200.00
Figured Mahogany $1,800.00
Quilted Sapele $1,450.00
Wenge $900.00
Cambodian Rosewood $1,200.00
Other Exotic Woods Inquire
Binding Brazilian Rosewood $500.00
Back Strip Brazilian Rosewood $300.00
Purfling Colored Purfling $100.00
End Graft Decorative $450.00
Headstock Two-Tone $350.00
Tuners Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black w/ Ebony $100.00
Gotoh 510 Gold w/ Ebony Buttons $100.00
Nut width 1 11/16″ $100.00
1 7/8″ $100.00
Custom $150.00
Pickguard Clear $0.00
Cutaway Florentine $700.00
Tapered Body Manzer style wedge $750.00
String options 12 string $800.00
Orientation Left Handed $200.00
Bridge Brazilian rosewood $200.00
Madagascar Rosewood $175.00
Macassar Ebony $150.00
African Blackwood $175.00
Other Inquire

 

Saddle

Fossilized Mammoth Ivory $200.00
Laminated Bone Saddle $125.00
Nut Fossilized Mammoth Ivory $150.00
Laminated Bone Nut $100.00
Electronics Various Inquire
Inlays Custom Inquire
Soundboard European Spruce $450.00
German Spruce $500.00
Italian Alpine Spruce $500.00
Adirondack Spruce $550.00
Port Orford Cedar $400.00
Bear claw Sitka Spruce $450.00
Sinker Redwood $550.00
Back and Sides Figured Claro Walnut $1,000.00
Myrtlewood $650.00
Macassar Ebony $2,000.00
Cocobolo $1,800.00
Koa $2,500.00
African Blackwood $2,200.00
Bubinga $1,200.00
Figured Bubinga $1,800.00
Mango $850.00
Madagascar Rosewood $2,200.00
Honduran Rosewood $2,000.00
Amazon Rosewood $1,850.00
Ziricote $1,200.00
Brazilian Rosewood $9,000.00
Flamed Maple $1,200.00
Quilted Maple $1,200.00
Figured Mahogany $1,800.00
Quilted Sapele $1,450.00
Wenge $900.00
Cambodian Rosewood $1,200.00
Other Exotic Woods Inquire
Binding Brazilian Rosewood $500.00
Back Strip Brazilian Rosewood $300.00
Purfling Colored Purfling $100.00
End Graft Decorative $450.00
Headstock Two-Tone $350.00
Tuners Gotoh 510 Cosmo Black w/ Ebony $100.00
Gotoh 510 Gold w/ Ebony Buttons $100.00
Nut width 1 11/16″ $100.00
1 7/8″ $100.00
Custom $150.00
Pickguard Clear $0.00
Cutaway Florentine $700.00
Tapered Body Manzer style wedge $750.00
String options 12 string $800.00
Orientation Left Handed $200.00
Bridge Brazilian rosewood $200.00
Madagascar Rosewood $175.00
Macassar Ebony $150.00
African Blackwood $175.00
Other Inquire

 

Saddle

Fossilized Mammoth Ivory $200.00
Laminated Bone Saddle $125.00
Nut Fossilized Mammoth Ivory $150.00
Laminated Bone Nut $100.00
Electronics Various Inquire
Inlays Custom Inquire