I love collaborating with customers. And in that spirit, Cardinal offers custom built instruments. Need an alder bodied Zenith? Lets talk. If you want a Texas ebony top on a chambered Magpie, I can do that. The custom build process involves consultation, wood selection, pickup and hardware choices, scale length, neck dimension specs, etc. Custom work starts at $3000.00 and requires a 50% non-refundable retainer. Work generally takes between 3- to 6-months depending on my schedule and the complexity of the build.