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.
A beautifully elegant design, our single-ended stereo hi-fi amp is perfectly suited for your home stereo system.read more »
CSGM 2015 Summer Workshops offer a range of intensive courses, at a discount when you register early.read more »
Sonic Arboretum: Sculptures by Ian Schneller – Sound by Andrew Bird at ICA Boston, through May 10, 2015read more »
Andrew Bird will appear with Ian Schneller to celebrate ICA’s annual gala which features the Sonic Arboretum on May 16 2015read more »
Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand playing his new Specimen Emerald Deluxe Guitarread more »