Benford Guitars

Benford Guitars Benford Guitars is a small custom shop located 15 minutes north of Milwaukee, WI. We specialize in affordable custom electric guitars and basses.

Fresh out of the shop
12/22/2019

Fresh out of the shop

Fresh out of the shop

Fresh out of the shop!
11/14/2019

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!
10/21/2019

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!

First coat of finish on JB's Black Limba and Walnut CK. Always satisfying.
10/05/2019

First coat of finish on JB's Black Limba and Walnut CK. Always satisfying.

Always fun turning a block of wood into a body blank.
10/05/2019

Always fun turning a block of wood into a body blank.

Bit of work on JB's neck this weekend. Aluminum tube fretboard and side dots. Got the neck carved along with a nice volu...
09/30/2019

Bit of work on JB's neck this weekend. Aluminum tube fretboard and side dots. Got the neck carved along with a nice volute and heel. I've never used Pau Ferro for a neck before. Fantastic to work with.

95% of the body fabrication finished on JB's CK guitar. Just have to route for the control cavity cover, and drill the o...
09/23/2019

95% of the body fabrication finished on JB's CK guitar. Just have to route for the control cavity cover, and drill the output jack hole. Then on the sanding and more sanding!

A bunch of progress on JB's guitar. Neck got the truss rod and graphite re-enforcement rods slots routed. Fretboard glue...
09/17/2019

A bunch of progress on JB's guitar. Neck got the truss rod and graphite re-enforcement rods slots routed. Fretboard glued on and neck trimmed to fit. Routed for the neck and pickup cavities. White lines are for the body bevel and forearm contour which is coming next.

Transformed this boring 2014 Gibson Melody maker into a super versatile Swiss army knife. 12 possible sound combinations...
09/10/2019

Transformed this boring 2014 Gibson Melody maker into a super versatile Swiss army knife. 12 possible sound combinations! Mods listed in pics.

Transformed this boring 2014 Gibson Melody maker into a super versatile Swiss army knife. 12 possible sound combinations! Mods listed in pics.

Angel inlay filled with yellow glow in the dark powder for the halo and blue for the wings.
08/29/2019

Angel inlay filled with yellow glow in the dark powder for the halo and blue for the wings.

Here is the 12th fret inlay I designed for "Little Angel" All laser engraved and ready for inlay.
08/20/2019

Here is the 12th fret inlay I designed for "Little Angel" All laser engraved and ready for inlay.

08/04/2019

14th Anniversary Sale! To celebrate my 14th year in business, all in stock guitars are 14% off! This is a one time opportunity to save big! http://benfordguitars.com/forsale.html

06/29/2019

Cool short video of the Barnburner T put together by my Nephew Charles Vernier.

Fresh out of the shop
06/15/2019

Fresh out of the shop

Fresh out of the shop

Fresh out of the shop!
06/13/2019

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!

Less than 1 week till Art In The Barn in Jackson, WI. Drop by and check out some guitars. I'll also have a wide variety ...
06/09/2019

Less than 1 week till Art In The Barn in Jackson, WI. Drop by and check out some guitars. I'll also have a wide variety of paintings like this. 30x40". Acrylic on canvas.

Rustic Adventure 4 in progress. Body back made out of Cherry. Top is Oak barn boards from Kentucky.
05/25/2019

Rustic Adventure 4 in progress. Body back made out of Cherry. Top is Oak barn boards from Kentucky.

Anthony G's SC Thinline coming together. A few things left until fabrication is finished. I have to drill the output jac...
05/11/2019

Anthony G's SC Thinline coming together. A few things left until fabrication is finished. I have to drill the output jack, route for the rear cavity cover, carve the belly cut and cut the slot for the 5-way switch.

Wonder Twins activate.
04/02/2019

Wonder Twins activate.

Fresh out of the shop!
03/30/2019

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!

A bit more progress on the Ash and Wormy Butternut guitar. Worm holes filled with Blue, Aqua, Green, White, Purple and a...
03/07/2019

A bit more progress on the Ash and Wormy Butternut guitar. Worm holes filled with Blue, Aqua, Green, White, Purple and a little Red glow in the dark powder.

Wormy Butternut headstock overlay. Laser engraved logo.
02/27/2019

Wormy Butternut headstock overlay. Laser engraved logo.

From boards to body blank.Ash and Wormy Butternut guitar.
02/24/2019

From boards to body blank.Ash and Wormy Butternut guitar.

Old Kay Acoustic in for repair. As you can see, the bridge has seen better days. After a bit of lovin, shes back on the ...
02/23/2019

Old Kay Acoustic in for repair. As you can see, the bridge has seen better days. After a bit of lovin, shes back on the road.

Ash and Wormy Buttnernut II. Starting the glue up for a matching 6 string to the Short Scale bass. Yes it will glow too!
02/23/2019

Ash and Wormy Buttnernut II. Starting the glue up for a matching 6 string to the Short Scale bass. Yes it will glow too!

Fresh out of the shop!
02/08/2019

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!
02/06/2019

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!

Teaser pic of the Wormy Buttnernut short scale bass. Headstock shot. The body looks like this x100!!
01/31/2019

Teaser pic of the Wormy Buttnernut short scale bass. Headstock shot. The body looks like this x100!!

Glow in the dark inlays for the Wormy Butternut short scale bass. Worm holes in the bass are about 1/2 filled with GITD ...
01/30/2019

Glow in the dark inlays for the Wormy Butternut short scale bass. Worm holes in the bass are about 1/2 filled with GITD powder. Its looking amazing!

Decided on split block Quilted Maple inlays for the SC.
01/18/2019

Decided on split block Quilted Maple inlays for the SC.

Benford Guitars T-Shirts back in stock! Mens sizes S-XXL. Gildan 6oz Ultra cotton. Limited quantities of S-M and XXL. $2...
01/16/2019

Benford Guitars T-Shirts back in stock! Mens sizes S-XXL. Gildan 6oz Ultra cotton. Limited quantities of S-M and XXL. $20ea shipped in the US. Head over the benfordguitars.com/forsale or message me here!

Working on a Wormy Butternut and Ash short scale bass. Thinking about filling in all the worm holes with glow in the dar...
01/14/2019

Working on a Wormy Butternut and Ash short scale bass. Thinking about filling in all the worm holes with glow in the dark powder. Cool or not so much?

Looking for opinions on inlays for this Walnut and Quilted Maple SC. Inlays or no inlays? If inlays what would you like?...
12/21/2018

Looking for opinions on inlays for this Walnut and Quilted Maple SC. Inlays or no inlays? If inlays what would you like? Dots, offset dots, blocks, 12th fret only, or ???

Fresh out of the shop!
12/17/2018

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!

95% of the fabrication on the Modern S is completed. Just have to make the trem cover, route for and make the control ca...
12/06/2018

95% of the fabrication on the Modern S is completed. Just have to make the trem cover, route for and make the control cavity cover. Then on to a ton of sanding.

Finally getting back to building some guitars after a couple weeks of customer repairs.  Routed for the neck pocket, bri...
12/01/2018

Finally getting back to building some guitars after a couple weeks of customer repairs. Routed for the neck pocket, bridge pickup and trem cavities. Inlaid some Quilted Maple fretboard dots. Also gluing up a couple headstock overlays.

BIBIB. I havent done a Buy It Before Its Built in a while. Here two guitars in process that are currently available. The...
11/02/2018

BIBIB. I havent done a Buy It Before Its Built in a while. Here two guitars in process that are currently available. The SC has a Walnut body, Quilted Maple top with a Mahogany neck, Ebony fretboard and 24.75 scale. The Modern S has a Walnut body Quilted Maple top with a Maple neck, Ebony fretboard and 25.5 scale. All other specs are up in the air. Message me if interested and we'll finalize the specs.

Fresh out of the shop!
10/25/2018

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!
10/14/2018

Fresh out of the shop!

Fresh out of the shop!

Guitar BLOWOUT! Benford Mahogany T. Originally $995.00, now $700 shipped within the US lower 48. Save $295.00. This is a...
09/29/2018
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Guitar BLOWOUT! Benford Mahogany T. Originally $995.00, now $700 shipped within the US lower 48. Save $295.00. This is a rare opportunity to get a one off T style at a HUGE discount. Message me or email me through the website if interested. http://benfordguitars.com/mahoganyt.html

A little more progress on Tyler H's Mahogany and Cedar T. Routed the neck pocket and pickup cavities. Glued on a matchin...
09/24/2018

A little more progress on Tyler H's Mahogany and Cedar T. Routed the neck pocket and pickup cavities. Glued on a matching Cedar headstock overlay as well.

Curt K's Mahogany with Walnut top T.  Adding a matching headstock overlay always ties the build together.
09/19/2018

Curt K's Mahogany with Walnut top T. Adding a matching headstock overlay always ties the build together.

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Mequon, WI
53092

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Steve -
God Bless you Steve my Strat plays amazing after the fretdress you did!!!I'll send you a recording soon. Thanks!!! Rob