RS Guitarworks Options

With an RS Guitarworks custom built guitar - you're not just limited to the standard kit! We want your guitar to reflect your tastes, your passions, and the kit that works best for the way you play! Because of that - we have several Standard and Premium options available to customize your choice of base model guitar! All Standard options are free/included with your guitar purchase. Premium options come at an additional charge, and those prices are outlined below. Once you make a guitar purchase with us, we will personally contact you to discuss and outline your guitar build in detail, along with outlining the process and timeframe for delivery.

Standard Options:

Body Woods:

Alder: Very tonally balanced character. Alder is medium in weight, and always two-piece.
Swamp Ash: Nice round low end, sparkling highs - but mids are scooped out for a more acoustic tone. Swamp Ash is a light to medium weight wood and can be offered as one-piece for an extra charge. 
Mahogany: Great warm tone with strong midrange and thick low end. Mahogany is a light to medium weight wood that is always two-piece.
Sugar Pine: This our favorite tone wood because of it's full, rich sound. Sugar Pine is very lightweight and is mostly two-piece.


Frets:

Guitars may only have 21 or 22 frets. All Basses are only available with 20 frets.

Headstock:

Any guitar can be ordered with the Slab, Contour, or Large RS headstock. Can either be standard or reverse for any model. 

Inlays:

Real Clay, Pearl (upcharge) or Abalone (Upcharge). Necks may be ordered with no face dots.

Neck Wood:

Flat Sawn Hard Rock Maple. We do not offer quarter-sawn necks.

Fretboard Wood:

7.25”, 9.5”, 10”, 12”, or 16” are the only options available.

Nut Width:

1.650” or 1 11/16” are standard on guitars. Basses can be either 1.5” or 1.650”.

Neck Shape & Thickness:

Slim C = .800”, 63 C = .840”, Fat C = .860”, Slim U = .770”, Fat U = .930”, Soft V = 1”, Clarence V->C = .860”

Fretwire:

Vintage = .080 x .043, 6105 = .090” x .055”, 6150 = .104” x .047”, 6130 = .110” x .036”, 6100 = .110” x .055”, 6000 = .118” x .058”

We do not offer Stainless Steel Frets.

Tuning Keys:

Klusons are standard on all guitars. Hipshot Tuners are standard for all basses.

Nuts:

Bone is standard, but we can offer Tusk or Graphite by request.

Pickguards:

Guitars: 1-Ply Parchment, 3-Ply Parchment, 3-Ply Mint Green, Tortoise, Black.

Basses: 3-Ply Mint and Tortoise Shell.