Order a Rubato Lassie

We custom build every instrument to order, allowing us to build a guitar to your exacting specifications.

Base price? US $4,000 plus shipping, taxes and import duties*.

Build time? 3 to 4 months. Customisations may add to this.

Have a video chat with Oliver

Every order starts with a one-on-one video call with Oliver to discuss the guitar, answer your questions and understand exactly what you’re looking for.

Visualise your spec choices

From there, we produce computer renders to show you how a guitar with your custom specs will look.

Approve your final guitar design

Once you are totally happy, and have made a US $2,000 deposit, we’re good to go.

Get weekly build updates

We’ll send emails (with pictures) to keep you informed on progress as your guitar comes to life.

Make some music!

When your custom Rubato Lassie is complete, we will invoice you for the balance and ship your guitar out as soon as we’ve received payment.

Set up a time to chat and get your order started:

Email oliver@rubato.guitars

Standard specifications include:

  • One-piece carbon fibre body and neck
  • Clear, gloss paint finish, to showcase the beauty of the carbon fibre monocoque.
  • Flamed maple fretboard with black oval inlays.
  • Porter mini-humbuckers, wound in Boise, Idaho.
  • Chrome hardware.
  • Stainless steel medium-jumbo frets with Rubato ball-ends.
  • Your preferred string gauge and setup.
  • Aluminium flight case.

If you’re after something more customised, let’s talk. We can offer:

  • Alternative pickups, pickup configurations (HH, HSS, etc.) and wiring options.
  • Richlite fretboards. (A phenolic composite, in place of wood.)
  • Gold or black hardware.
  • Custom paint finishes.
  • Custom fretboard inlays.
  • Custom fretboard side markers.
  • Jumbo stainless steel frets.
  • Left-handed configuration. (No extra cost for this but the build may take slightly longer).

* Rubato guitars are proudly made in South Africa and shipping, taxes and import duties are determined by the prevailing rates at the delivery destination.

As an indication, the all-in landed prices come to roughly: $4,350 (USA) | £3,800 (UK) | €4,250 (EU).
Expect to pay US $250 to $350 for shipping. The US charges little to no import duties/taxes, while the EU charges around 20% (~US $800).

Set up a time to chat and get your order started:

Email oliver@rubato.guitars