Individually hand-crafted guitars since 1992

The demand for hand-made guitars has been clearly on the rise during the beginning of 2000s. Needs and requirements of guitarists are often quite unique and the “high-end” factory guitar might not be an optimal solution.

The hallmarks of a good instrument are the qualities of its tone, playability and workmanship, and our specific focus is on these three areas. Besides the right materials and structures an individually crafted instrument will look stunning throughout its lifetime.
Your instrument should fit perfectly your hand, be suited for your playing style and look just like you desired. If you want a totally customised instrument, that is possible also.

 

TONE

The quality of the tone of an instrument is the sum of various factors. The synergy of materials, shapes, dimensions, finishing and many other things contribute to the tone. Our skill is to create this synergy, and with the best choices to produce this unique instrument that is a good sounding, personal and trusted workhorse.

 

PLAYABILITY

We pay great attention to playability and easy of playing. An agile and precise instrument is the wish of every musician. As preferences vary we need to pay special attention to neck profile and finish, fingerboard, string heights, tuners, pickups, etc.

 

WORKMANSHIP

Our instruments are built to last long and age with dignity. We respect tradition but are always ready to develop something modern and new on a bespoke basis for you.

Available Guitars in Stock

We have always some of our basic models readymade in stock. Please ask for more info: info@lottonen.com or call +358 10 440 5200. Thanks!

Guitars for sale (updated 13.10.2016):  S-5C price incl. VAT 4.400 €,  S-12 price incl. VAT 2.450 €,  S-3 price incl. VAT 3.600 €, LR-05 price incl. VAT 3.000 € ,  P-6 price incl. VAT 2.200 €, P-12 price incl. VAT 2.450 €, P-6x price incl. VAT 2.650 €

Maintenance, repair and restoration

 
We maintain, adjust, repair and restore all stringed instruments: acoustic instruments, electric guitars, basses, etc. Check our service price list and read how to take care of your instrument. Please contact us in info@lottonen.com or with the contact form at the bottom of this page.
 

Lottonen guitars

This picture really speaks for itself. Thanks Tommi (P-6X) and Pertsa (LR-00). If you want to listen to sound samples of our other guitars, please visit our Youtube-channel. 

Guitars

Our guitars are individually custom made. As the starting point we normally choose from our standard collection, where many important factors are already well developed and proven in practice. 

TONE – PLAYABILITY – WORKMANSHIP

Prices starting from 2.000 € (incl. VAT). See product pages for more info.

FLATTOPS

  • P -model is a typical small parlor guitar. The shape of the body, top bracing and floating bridge contribute to that recognizable “old time” tone.
  • S -model is a small-bodied guitar which is nice to hold. It has a balanced sound and suits fingerpicking and studio work especially well.
  • M -model is a middle sized, reactive guitar with a broad dynamic range. It is a perfect general purpose instrument suitable for many playing styles.
  • D -model is a traditional bluegrass guitar. It has a powerful sound and suits well both accompanied and solo playing.

ARCHTOPS

  • Our archtops Centurion and Modesto  are laminated jazz guitars. Their popularity is based on versatility and very good price quality ratio.

Laulu-ukulele. Small is beutiful.

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Dashing Laulu ukulele is made of Finnish alder. Top, back, sides and neck are all of alder which is a light and stable material and well suited to musical instrument building. Laulu is available in many different finishes and shades and in four sizes:

  • Soprano, from 700 € (incl. VAT)
  • Concert, from 900 € (incl. VAT)
  • Tenor, from 1.300 € (incl. VAT)
  • Baritone, from 1.700 € (incl. VAT)

Copacabana Guitar, design Eero Aarnio

 

The Copacabana Guitar is a unique and a high quality instrument as well as a living part of modern design history. The Copa is built with the highest standards in materials and workmanship and with best accessories available. My over 20 years experience in repairworks and building high quality guitars guarantees a professional approach to The Copa – designed by Mr. Eero Aarnio. Note: The truss rod cover and the control plates are exactly the same fiberglass as used in original Eero Aarnio´s Ballchair and Pastilchair
Body: Finnish Aspen Neck: Finnish Alder, Bolted Steel Truss Rod Fingerboard: Harvested East Indian Rosewood (12″ Radius ) Tuners: Chrome Plated Frets: VanGent Pickup: Chrome Plated CopaBucker. Custom humbucker with coil-tap capability. Controls: One Volume, One Tone Tailpiece/Bridge: Chrome Plated
Colors: Original Copacabana Red, Yellow, Orange, Green and Black. White is also available. Finish: High Gloss Polyurethane Other Features: Mother of Pearl Dots, Bone Nut, Tank Knobs, Endpin Jack Dimensions: Neck: Width At Nut 42.85 mm Scale Length: 24 3/4″ Overall Length: 970 mm Weight: 2,8 kg Price6.820 € (incl. VAT) 

Our Customers e.g.

Alanko Ismo, Autio Tuomo, Bibb Eric, Granfelt Ben, Hakala Petri, Huhtakangas Jussi, Hynninen Jarmo, Iltanen Kimmo, Jakoila Antero, Julkunen Jarmo, Järvelä Jukka, Karjalainen Jukka, Karlson Leif, Kettunen Riku, Kiiski Ako, Krzywacki Petri, Kukkonen Jarno, Kuloniemi Esa, Kämäräinen Timo, Lanu Juha, Lampuoti Juhani, Lehto Janne, Lehto Timo, Leinonen Jari, Lerche Peter, Linna Juha-Pekka, Liski Marko, Logren Tuomas, Luukka Pekka, Mannola Raul, Marjaranta Jore, Mikkola Era, Mäkinen Jaakko, Nikku Jarmo, Nurmi Ville, Nurmio Hannu, Tukiainen Olli, Paappanen Ville, Porra Lauri, Poussa Zarkus, Putkinen Ykä, Rantanen Markus, Rautio Pekka, Rintanen Mikko, Salmela Jorma, Seppänen Timo, Siikanen Olli, Sipilä Jarno, Syren Jussi, Szafirovski Mikael, Tegelmann Matti, Tolonen Jukka, Tolonen Timo, Toppola Risto, Vaattovaara Kari, Viinikainen Teemu, Viksten Janne, Viksten Tommi, Växby Anssi

Latest news

13 13, 10, 2016

Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016

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The third Holy Grail Guitar Show is over and we have been lucky to be part of this event every year. This year […]

11 11, 07, 2016

Happy Summer!

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Lottonen workshop is on summer vacation. Back to work on 2.8.

2 02, 11, 2015

The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015

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We just arrived from this great show in Berlin and are really satisfied with the results. Nice talks with players, dealers, media and […]

11 11, 06, 2015

Summer holiday 6.-31.7.

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Now it is a good time to take your instrument to be repaired before we’ll take a little longer break for the summer […]

28 28, 05, 2015

Shop closed from 30.5. to 7.6.

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Due to a holiday trip and Tampere Guitar Show our shop is closed from 30.5. to 8.6.

13 13, 05, 2015

English speaking pages published! Jippii!

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