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Superior Craftsmanship Label

Each Lone Wolf Guitar are meticulously handcrafted personally by Mark Gilbert from start to finish.  By building only a small number of guitars per year (approximately 12), Mark is able to personally execute all aspects of the creation of a guitar including the custom design, personal selection of the finest materials, precise construction, meticulous finishing, and player customized setup.  No aspects of the guitar are outsourced to others.  Further, Mark crafts all components, including the bridge, fingerboard, truss rod, nut, saddle, pickguard, braces, etc., rather than purchasing prefabricated components.  The only prefabricated components used are the tuners, fret wire and strings.  By handling all facets of the guitar's creation, Mark can precisely control the ultimate personality, playability, tone, projection, clarity, balance, sustain, and aesthetic beauty of the instrument.

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Full Custom Design Label

One option offered by Lone Wolf Guitars, is the ability for a player to have a custom guitar built to his/her specifications. Nearly all aspects of the guitar can be customized to a player's requirements including the guitar size/shape, woods, neck size/shape, headstock design, decorative inlay, bridge design, scale length, tuners, fret wire, etc.  For custom guitars, Mark works closely with the player to assist in making selections to ensure the guitar exceeds their expectations.  Again, this level of personalized attention is possible since Mark limits the number of guitars he builds each year.

Only the Finest Materials Label

Another benefit of building a small number of instruments each year is that Mark is able to hand select all raw materials and only accept materials of the highest quality. By working with lumber suppliers located in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Africa, and elsewhere, the best lumber from various parts of the world can be obtained.  From this lumber, Mark resaws guitar tops/back/sides and crafts custom necks, fingerboards, bridges, etc.

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Truly One of a Kind Label

The result is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind instrument that has a personality all of its own.  Each instrument will have a unique sound, striking appearance, and playability optimized for the player. Combined, these featrues will inspire you to play.