Stand Out From The Crowd. Go Custom
Built For Pros. Made From Scratch. Delivered Worldwide
Get Total Control Over Every Last Detail
If knowing and choosing all the technical specifications of your next guitar is both necessary and exciting, then Ratical Jones Custom Shop is for you.
Parts & Mods
Ratical Guitars makes its own bodies and necks that are available for purchase.
What our customers are saying...
"Jeff Jones at Ratical Jones Guitars is a master luthier. Besides the Ricky copy Jeff has also built me an 8 string and 4 string basses which play great for onstage use and record amazingly well. Although I have more guitars and basses than I have hands his custom made instruments are my go to axes of choice."
— Greg Godovitz, Bassist & Vocalist for Goddo
Custom Made Bass Guitar built for Daryl Gray of the Legendary Canadian Metal Group HELIX!
From conception to live on stage.
About Ratical Jones Guitars
“You can't fake a passion for luthiery, a love for music, or a commitment to excellence… so we don't!”
- Jeff Jones, Ratical Jones Guitars Owner, Designer, & Luthier
My name is Jeff Jones & I am Ratical Jones guitars. I have no employees, this way I ensure every customer is treated like gold and that every guitar is exactly what was ordered no excuses no second best.
I built my 1st guitar 32 years ago and build the odd guitar for a friend here and there until 12 years ago when I started to get customers with specific needs from there guitars. I then decided to actively start building guitars for those with specific requirements that could not be found in the off the shelf mass produced sub standard guitars. I take the time to research all the parts that are needed to achieve the play-ability and sound that are needed to fulfill the specific need of the individual player, that is woods hard ware fit and feel of necks and bodies. I have clients that have been playing for decades and no longer like to strap on a 15 pound guitar for a night but still like the sound they get from it so that’s where I come in to fulfill those needs. This not only applies to new custom guitars but to the modification to existing ones new fret boards, broken necks , bad wiring, ill fitting hard ware. It is amazing what can be done when the vision is clear and even when it’s not with guidance and experience Ratical Jones Guitars can make it happen for you. All this and keeping the price in a working persons budget.
In a typical month, I’ll be busy sketching guitar designs, sourcing raw woods and materials, creating all sorts of sawdust by building guitars from scratch, spraying guitars in our paint booth, and fine-tuning, testing, and playing our guitars prior to shipping them out to customers all around the world. I've made it fun, efficient and affordable for folks to design, purchase and play their very own pro-grade custom guitar.
Ratical Jones Guitars specialize in custom shop electric guitars (build to order), custom basses, fanned fret guitars, baritone guitars, 7-string guitars, 8-string guitars, 9-string guitars, 10-string guitars, left handed guitars, and professional luthier services. We are proud to offer a large selection of pickups ranging from EMG, DiMarzio, Seymour Duncan, Bare Knuckle, Lace, Aero, Nordstrand, Bartolini, Fishman, Lollar, and other boutique pickups. We equip our instruments with Floyd Rose, Kahler, Hipshot and Bigsby tremolo systems, and Tone Pros, Hipshot, ABM, Full Contact Hardware and in-house Ratical Jones fixed bridges. All Ratical Jones instruments are built with premium tone woods like Mahogany, Ash, Alder, Basswood, Maple, Rosewood, Ebony, and other exotic/rare woods such as Pao Ferro, Quilted/Flamed/Spalted/Bird's Eye Maple, Wenge, Cocobolo, Swamp Ash, Zebrawood, Black Limba, and much more. We offer virtually limitless options. Design your own custom guitar today.