* I will add electronics to help amplify your acoustic instrument. I have worked with K and K, Countryman, LR Baggs, Fishman, and more. Inquire for prices


I create a variety of rosette designs using inlay techniques. Most often wood is the primary inlay material, but most types of shell and metal are available (please note: shell materials involve strict regulations and may not be available).

The rose insert is available for guitar, bouzouki, or oud. It adds a unique touch, and can be personalized with you design, signature, or initials.

  • Wood mosaic - standard
  • Single M.O.P. - add $80.00
  • Double M.O.P. - add $125.00
  • Pierced insert - $200.00 to $400.00


I enjoy striking and unusual inlay work, and I use a wide variety of materials including bone, M.O.P., abalone, other shell, metal, woods, and stone.

  • Per square inch - $100


I have a comprehensive selection including standard and unusual tonewoods: italian, korean, german and sitka spruces, red cedar, port orford cedar, yellow cedar, redwood, african, honduran and cuban mahogany, black and claro walnut, east indian, brazilian and madagascar rosewood, ebony, myrtle, maple, madrone, apple, cherry, and yew, to name a few. Contact me to find out the current pricing.


The headstock and tuning machines play an important role in the feel and tone of an instrument. Slotted headstocks are available as an option; Gotoh 510 machines are standard.

  • Gotoh 510 - standard
  • Slotted - add $150.00
  • Bound - add $150.00
  • M.O.P. Bound - add $225.00
  • Inlay - $100.00/inch
  • Custom Robson machines - ad $500.00

Bridge & Tailpiece

Some players prefer bridge pins, being accustomed to resting the right hand on the pins. I also offer a pinless design. My handmade tailpieces are cut from very heavy gauge brass.

  • Pinned bridge - standard
  • Pinless - add $75.00
  • Inlaid - add $125.00
  • Brass tailpeice - standard
  • Pierced tailpiece - add $175.00

Contact & Information


JBH Guitars
Josh Humphrey
209 S Anderson St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926


(541) 954-2621


Current wait time on orders is roughly 6-8 months. I am accepting orders for the models you see on this site, as well as custom and hybrid instruments. You can get an idea about what I might build based on the work pictured, but I am always willing to pursue additional avenues, so don't hesitate to ask!

Base price for guitar and oud is $4000, for bouzouki $3500. Once you decide to order, I accept a $500 deposit, with the balance due upon completion. All prices include a custom case. Flight cases are available by request for an additional charge, and required for international shipping.