Routen custom guitars are made from hand-selected, air-dried, solid tonewoods.  They are crafted by hand in an environment with relative humidity between 40% and 50% using a combination of hot hide glue and alaphalic resin glue. Guitars are finished with a hand-rubbed polymerized oil or water-based lacquer finish. Standard on all guitars are:

  • Ebony fingerboard, bridge, bridge pins, and end pin
  • Paua abalone rosette, Routen logo, top and side position markers
  • Solid hardwood binding and fiber purfling
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Quartersawn spruce and mahogany bracing
  • Ebony headstock veneer or veneer to match back and sides
  • Adjustable truss rod and clear pick guard
  • Gotoh sealed tuners

Typically a custom Routen guitar takes 150 total hours to build and can be delivered within 16 to 20 weeks.

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