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.
Introducing the new Little Horn Mini Audio Speakers!read more »
Just finished! The new Checkerboard Squares Tele-style guitar has custom-made binding and a gorgeous flame-map top.read more »
New Stereo Phono Pre-Amp joins the Specimen fleet. Break out the vinyl!read more »
Loads of new classes opened for this summer like our Guitar Setup & Maintenance Seminar.read more »
New video doc about Specimen’s Ceiling Janus selected as Vimeo Staff Pick!read more »