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AlISTAIR HAY CUSTOM DESIGN

INSTRUMENTS DESIGNED & BUILT TO YOUR NEEDS...

You Dream Big, We Deliver!

JUST BECAUSE IT HASN'T BE DONE, DOESN'T MEAN IT CAN'T BE DONE!

ALISTAIR HAY CUSTOM DESIGN....

Ever since I built my very first custom guitar for Steve Vai back in 2001 I have been fascinated with building guitars as an art form. A seamless blend between Visual, sonic and tactile that inspires the player, audience and indeed me as the builder.

It has been a way for me to express my artistic side, while still being held to the engineering constraints of building a fine musical instrument. It has also been an invaluable learning process, as each custom project forces me to learn new techniques and test new designs that often get transferred over into our standard range.

Every year I take on a limited number of custom commissions that I build personally and work closely with the client to bring their dream to life. This is very much a collaborative process where we work together and share ideas to turn dreams into reality.

Please take some time to look through a selection of my custom builds and I’m sure you will see that just about anything is possible.

If you have a custom build you would like to discuss with me, then please send me an e-mail with an outline of what you have in mind.

Remember, just because it hasn't been done, doesn't mean it can’t be done!

Alistair Hay 

Alistair's working processin 3 steps

Alistair takes on a number of Custom Design projects a year. If you checked out our Emerald Custom Shop and couldn't find the options you were looking for and have something very special in mind, send Alistair a query!

browse & be inspired

Browse through the Alistair Hay Custom Design Portfolio and see how endless the possibilities are when coming up with your own instrument design.

contact & develop

Send Alistair a query and let him personally advise you on a one-to-one basis on all the possibilities in view of building your dream instrument.

place your order

Following consultation with Alistair, all you have to do is finalise your specifications and await the completion of your Alistair Hay Custom Design instrument.

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