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Why Custom Guitars?

 As a manufacturers of electric custom guitars at Vlahopol Guitars we feel it is an important factor to answer the question, "Why should I get a custom made guitar?"

Before we explain we can tell you form experience there are only three types of players in the world:

-       Players that want to sound like everybody else

-       Players that want to sound like somebody else

-       Players that want to sound like themselves

As a brand, Vlahopol Guitars is here for the last category.



It is an important question considering the availability of good quality "relatively inexpensive" factory made instruments.

Few reasons come to mind to justify the purchase of an electric custom instrument.

1. - The customer does indeed receive a guitar that is unique and custom built to meet his needs and expectations in every way.

2. - The customers can express their personality and they get involved in the whole process of making the future instrument:

- The selection of tone woods in a way that is just not available in a factory made instrument, including "custom made" factory instruments.

- More importantly the tone and playability of the guitar are also fully customizable.

- Neck widths, tapers, thickness, profile and scale length can all be custom tailored to meet a player's needs.

- The tone can be shaped not only by choosing appropriate body size/styles and tone woods, but by controlling the thickness of the soundboard and back,

- Choosing the appropriate bridge, and by customizing the pattern and carving of the braces, etc.

- A customized hand built guitar is only limited by the customer's imagination and knowledge of his or her own needs and desires.

3. - Another reason for considering a custom built guitar is related to the first in that every piece of wood is as unique as every customer. This means that each piece of wood has to be evaluated and selected to suit the needs of the customer.

4. - Each piece of wood has to be handled differently in regards to thickness and bracing. Wood can have a surprisingly wide range of properties with regard to stiffness and weight, not only within the same species, but even when selected from the same tree.

5. - A custom built guitar often include forward thinking features in their guitars that are not practical for a large company to incorporate. Features that enhance the quality of the guitar.

6. - While the advantage of large scale manufacturing is economy in the final price, the advantage of small scale building is the flexibility to innovate. As a result, many hand builders include features that enhance structure and stability or improve ergonomics, playability and tone. Often many of these features are standard in hand built guitars.

Hopefully when making a decision you will take into account these considerations in purchasing your next guitar.





We at Vlahopol Guitars are studying different wood combination in order to offer you the best guitar there is. We will work our hearts out to offer you the guitar of your dreams at a very affordable price. In fact you will never get such a good guitar with such specs in a guitar done in the thousands.


A Vlahopol Guitar will help you be unique not have a guitar with a crazy 6 digits serial number or even more sometimes. A limited edition done by a big factory / brand will still put you in the same pot with everybody else since they make at least few hundreds / thousands gutars of that "limited edition".

SOUND? - Custom Vlahopol Pickups!

We have developed 8 pickup models for guitars and 4 pickup models for basses to satisfy the most demanding tastes in guitar sound. Custom Vlahopol Pickups have been created because we do not take things for granted.

Unique, means UNIQUE... Unique and custom means you get what we say you will get... NOT a custom body with some pickups that you can buy in any and every music store.

Unique means something else - done in very small quantities and always personalized and not pickups form a well known brand that again it is done in millions of copies.


Please answer this logic questions:

1. Why wait and why buy a guitar made in 3.000.000 copies or in large quantities?

2. Why have a common sound like 1.250.000 other people?

3. Why not get a custom made guitar that has your very name on it for fraction of cost?

4. Why not get a Vlahopol Custom Guitar with Vlahopol Custom Pickups?



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