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Now in Production


A new line of custom masterpieces… Every guitar we create is customized for you. Each model has specific variations and options that will fit various individuals. We believe that strategic and intentional variation is the key to creating instruments that are perfect for different players. Solstice instruments feature a blend of modern and traditional design […]

New Website Coming Soon!


Attention: We are in the process of re-building the website.  Modernizing, simplifying, creating a better platform for the 3 main things we do here at Custom Sound. Those three things are: Custom Sound repair & restoration, the instrument boutique & consultation room. CaseParlor, our unique online selection of cases and sizing tools. Solstice Guitars, handcrafted […]


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We thought you’d like to know…. Help us spread the word! Liquidation Celebration SALE starts Thursday, Feb. 22nd. —– *** PRESS RELEASE: February 16, 2018 *** —– CUSTOM SOUND INSTRUMENTS TRANSITIONING AWAY FROM RETAIL OPERATION TO FOCUS ON CORE VALUES & FOUNDATIONAL EXPERTISE New direction will emphasize return to original mission & passion for building […]

Neck Angle vs. Neck Relief


Exploring Guitar Neck Issues It is easy to get confused between neck relief and neck angle when looking down the edge of some guitar necks.  These are very different issues indeed, and unfortunately unqualified guitar “techs” get confused also and they can literally break your instrument by making improper adjustments. A mid-grade Taylor came through […]



We often get customers in the repair shop explaining their various forms of “tuning problems.” Surprising to most guitarists, this is rarely due to the tuning machines themselves. True, it is sometimes due to faulty tuners, and a set of high-quality tuning keys will enable better and more accurate tuning of your instrument. But “tuning […]

The New CaseParlor is Live!


Have you ever heard of CaseParlor is a website we developed that specializes in finding you the right case for your instrument.  We recently moved and transfer all of it to its own section here on our main site.   The Case Parlor provides online tools for sizing and finding the right fit for different body […]

Keep Calm & Carry It On


We all know that guitar cases won’t fit in the carry-on box thing that measures your bag at the airport.  But the need is over to carefully find a perfectly nice, well meaning airline person at the counter to beg and plead your case (pun intended) so as to not require checking your beloved instrument […]

Gift Cards Online


  Gift cards make the perfect gift for musicians… unless of course you know which guitar they want!  The gift of choice is often the safest bet for significant others. Pay Online. Your Choice. We have online gift cards and you can choose to download a digital card (the recipient will have store credit under […]



CLARIFICATION: We still have both stores! We decided to turn the old shop into our custom consultation area for repair clients and the Solstice custom guitar operation. We needed the additional space for more benches and stations for our repair work, restoration projects, and for our custom guitar building operation.  We moved the retail store […]