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Team Built Dantzig instruments are available in four models: Tulsa, Milano, Tupelo, and Rialto. The Team Built method allows us to provide serious, tuneful instrument designs at affordable prices. A wide range of custom options are also available. If you are interested in custom ordering a personalized guitar, follow this link to the
Team Built Instruments and use the contact form to inquire. If you don’t like to wait, consider one of the Artist’s Proof guitars below, they’re available to ship now!

These Artist’s Proof instruments are available for you to purchase right now

Most of our instruments are built to order, but occasionally we build experimental or “spec” guitars for evaluation. We refer to them as Artist’s Proofs. After our review period these guitars are made available on this page. These are essentially one-off instruments for a fraction of a Signature Series cost, and a great way for you to get a unique guitar without waiting (our backlog is currently around 10 months).

Just remember that many of these configurations will not be repeated, so if you see something you like, act fast.

Tupelo Artist’s Proof Nº2  SOLD

This is the second version Tupelo model, a working prototype, built for evaluation—a rare opportunity
to score a handbuilt, one-of-a-kind guitar.

Extremely lightweight and responsive, this version of the Tupelo is the second in a series of refinements. It has been extensively tested in our shop and by our group of professional musicians and builders as a fine-tuning exercise, and it is now ready to leave the nest. There are several features on this guitar that make it different from the final model, none of which diminishes this example as a spectacular instrument. The switch rout cover plate is made from matching poplar—a beautiful touch, but not destined for the final “production” model. The bound F-holes may be available on future examples as an option, as will be the inclusion of the lower F-hole. This of course, makes this instrument all the more desirable as a one-off.


Tulsa Pine Nº 4  SOLD

The Georgia Pine Project was the first set of components that I tested on the newly finished tooling for my Tulsa model. I used pine because it is plentiful and easy to work. It’s not as rare (or costly) as the exotics from Central and South America, or the African woods I normally use, which is good when you are experimenting! I was intrigued by the light weight and buttery color, and decided to pair it with a hard maple neck just like Leo’s prototypes. To my delight it yielded a wonderful tonal palette as well as a very lightweight instrument.

Specifications and more photos  HERE

Tulsa Black Korina “Staple” SOLD

Many of my customers have been asking for African black limba bodies and necks on their custom builds, but usually they are capped with a figured maple top. I found the backs of these guitars were sometimes even more interesting than the front, so I decided to build a solid black limba Tulsa. It turned out quite spectacularly.

This instrument is a featherweight at 6lbs. 10.5 ounces, and rings clear and loud with a pair of Lollar’s wonderful staple magnet P90s. Soft V neck shape for a true vintage feel, and 22 perfectly seated 6105 style frets.

At 6lbs. 10.5 ounces, this Tulsa Korina practically flies
The German carved back is striking and there are hints of curl in the limba

This amazing instrument plays perfectly and intonates amazingly well. The locking wraparound bridge is lightweight aluminum and made in the USA. Two volume and two tone controls with treble bleed circuitry and Sprague/Vishay Orange drop tone caps specifically matched for an outstanding “cocked-wah” or “woman” tone. Delivered in a custom made blonde G&G case, this guitar is available immediately.
$4714.00 USD. SOLD

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Tulsa Redwood Old Growth—Second of a Series SOLD

Second in a series of mahogany bodied Tulsa proofs with incredible redwood tops. We’ve jammed on this guitar for a few months to evaluate some design ideas and hardware choices (like the amazing Ratio tuners) and now it’s time to release it into the wild. Stunning figured redwood over a chambered old growth Honduras mahogany body and neck with low-gloss hand-rubbed violin lacquer finish in “Cognac Burst” nitro.

Lightweight and comfortable to play, with a Brazilian rosewood fingerboard marked with pearl Chevron inlays. 25.5″ scale and an American made locking stop bar bridge. John Grail humbuckers hand wound and out of this world. Available for you now. 5525 usdSOLD

Specifications and more photos  HERE

Espresso Doppio—Second of a Series  SOLD

Tulsa Espresso no. 2

Old growth mahogany body and neck. Torrified flame maple top with German carve. Brazilian rosewood  fingerboard with 12th fret seven-piece Claw inlay. Medium oval Jescar frets on my own “compensated” 25.5″ scale that yields as close to perfect intonation as can be had—even with a stop bar bridge! John Grail humbuckers. 5350 usd  SOLD

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The Blower—this one goes to eleven! SOLD

German carve figured maple over figured korina body and neck (upgrades) with stunning hand-rubbed violin lacquer finish in amberburst nitro. Rosewood fingerboard with abalone and pearl “Claw” inlay at the 12th fret. Seth Lover humbuckers, nickel hardware including a 30 gram aluminum wraparound bridge. 25.5″ compensated scale. 7 lbs/9 oz. Rock and Roots machine!

Specifications, more photos and pricing HERE

Wake up and smell the coffee! SOLD

Tulsa “Espresso” number 1

Artist’s Proof 2017. This luscious example is dripping with tone and weighs in at a manageable 7 lbs-8 oz. Torrified maple top over Honduras mahogany with German carved front and back! 25.5″ scale Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with ultralight milled aluminum wrap bridge. Sperzel open back tuners with Ivoroid keys. John Grail humbuckers for insane vintage tone.

5600 usd SOLD

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Own some serious mojo! SOLD

Pine 1 Resting

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Tulsa “Georgia Pine #1” Artist’s Proof guitar 2016.
Pine body with spalted maple top, maple neck, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, pearl dots,
Featuring a 25.5″ scale, aluminum wrap tail, TonePros strip tuners, Custom bridge humbucker/DD single coil neck. You’re going to love the light weight—7lbs/3.5 oz.
Used on the Mike Eldred Trio’s East Coast tour. It’s not used—it’s experienced!
3800 usd SOLD

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Vintage Vibe SOLD

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Number six in a series. You can’t resist a pretty face. German-carved figured maple over German-carved figured korina body and one-piece neck (upgrades) with hand-rubbed violin lacquer finish in ”59 Burst nitro. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard upgrade with pearl dots and abalone and pearl “Claw” inlay at the 12th fret. Two NOS Lollar Imperial humbuckers from 2007, nickel hardware including a 30 gram aluminum wraparound bridge. 25.5″ compensated scale. 7 lbs/15.5 oz. This baby ROCKS!
5600 usd SOLD

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Light as a Feather SOLD


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Third in a series. You’ll be amazed to see this one in person— German carve figured maple over figured korina body and neck (upgrades) with stunning hand-rubbed violin lacquer finish in amberburst nitro. Brazilian rosewood fingerboard upgrade with abalone and pearl “Claw” inlay at the 12th fret. Two Grail humbuckers, matte nickel hardware including a 30 gram aluminum wraparound bridge. 25.5″ compensated scale. 6 lbs/15 oz. Sings like a bird!
5600 usd   SOLD

Blondie SOLD

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If you are looking for a great sounding, great playing, workhorse guitar, look no further. This is the second Pine Project Tulsa—used to dope out new tooling and construction ideas now utilized in the line. Multi-lam lightweight pine body with natural matte lacquer finish. Rosewood fingerboard with abalone and pearl “Claw” inlay at the 12th fret. Two Duncan special wind lo-output humbuckers, nickel hardware including a lightweight aluminum wraparound bridge. 25.5″ compensated scale. 6 lbs/15 oz. Punchy as hell!
3800 usd SOLD

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