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.
Specimen’s new Line pre-amp lays a solid foundation for your audio system with 4 separate inputs. Sweet!read more »
Learn how to expertly make a bone nut and saddle for your guitar in this new class!read more »
Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand playing his new Specimen Emerald Deluxe Guitarread more »
Introducing the new Little Horn Mini Audio Speakers!read more »
New video doc about Specimen’s Ceiling Janus selected as Vimeo Staff Pick!read more »