Since 1986 we have been creating custom instruments, amplifiers and horn speakers one at a time in our Chicago shop. Each Specimen is handmade using traditional techniques and innovative design.
We also provide expert repair service and teach classes in guitar building, guitar setup and repair, and tube amp building.
Special Sale! In the spirit of the season of giving, we offer 25% off SPECIMEN AUDIO LINE.read more »
Ian Schneller collaboration with Glenn Kotche on exhibit at Packer Schopf Gallery, April 11- May 31read more »
Specimen’s new Line pre-amp lays a solid foundation for your audio system with 4 separate inputs. Sweet!read more »
Introducing the new Specimen Horn Amp Combo!read more »
Specimen horns in their natural habitat…read more »