Guitars are available directly from me or through one of the dealers who represent me. If you are interested in a guitar, please contact me to find out what instruments are currently available or to discuss a custom order. It's valuable for me to speak with you so that I understand your needs, likes and dislikes. I value a personal connection with anyone who will be playing one of my guitars. 


My current base price for traditional model instruments is $11,000, which includes a nonrefundable order deposit of $500. This price also includes an allowance of $700 for Rodgers tuning machines of my custom design, now standard. Click here to see the design (illustration 24, top of page). It is based on a reproduction set I had made by Rodgers to replace machines on a client's 1878 Torres guitar. Photos of the original and reproduction sets here (scroll down to illustration 29, bottom of page). Because Rodgers are standard, price may vary according to exchange rate and model chosen.

All three top woods (American or European spruce, Western red cedar) are now available at the base price.

A detailed list of specifications is here.  Double tops, alternative back/side woods, and custom features will add to the price. For example, add $1,000 and up for Madagascar rosewood or maple, $2,500 - $5,000 for Brazilian rosewood or African blackwood.

Increases are necessary from time to time, so I cannot guarantee this price for orders for delivery more than a year out. For those orders, the price may have to be adjusted upward; final price will be confirmed before I begin construction.

Guitars are shipped subject to a five-day approval period, if the instrument has standard features. See approval policy here.




If you're in the area, a shop visit may be arranged to see an instrument, if I have a completed one on hand. Most of my instruments are spoken for, but I do sometimes have one for sale or waiting to be delivered that can be played.


My guitars are sold by Guitars International, Cleveland, Ohio. The following dealers have preowned Monrads in stock from time to time:

bullet Los Angeles: Trilogy Guitars 
bullet Asheville, North Carolina: Dream Guitars
bullet Baltimore: Kirkpatrick Guitar Studio
bullet New York City: The Guitar Salon


I travel regularly to show my guitars, and these shows are your best opportunities to see and play one of my instruments.


September 6-8, 2013: La Guitarra California, San Luis Obispo

Please watch this page for updates to my exhibit schedule.


You can see and hear a 1999 Monrad cedar guitar played on film by Angel Romero in the 2001 documentary Los Romeros: Royal Family of the GuitarAngel performs the Fantasia from Celedonio Romero's Suite Andaluza; watch for my crown rosette and the surf crashing in the background.  The DVD is available from Harris/Chayes Productions for $ 29.95 plus shipping and handling.  For ordering details, email here.

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Eric Monrad, Luthier
Email: monradguitars@gmailcom 
7566 Eastside Road, Healdsburg, California 95448 
telephone (707) 838-7823

Last updated January 24, 2013
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