Galloup Guitars

Tone to inspire and reliability to last a lifetime

Throughout my career I have been searching for the truth, stripping the instrument down to its most basic form to unlock tonal excellence. This laid the groundwork for the development of my Computer Assisted Voicing™ software that delivers a clear, open bell-like tone with the response to inspire the most demanding players and engineered reliability to protect my customer’s investment.

My instruments are designed from the ground up to meet the demands of the modern guitar market. Along with each specific model, I offer featured options and tone wood upgrades to help you personalize your guitar. I often work with clients to design customized features that further make their instrument a unique, personalized experience.

-Bryan Galloup-

G.2

Grand Auditorium
(G.2)

"The unique tone, balanced response and exceptional workmanship of Bryan's guitar make it a very versatile instrument.

As a sideman, I get called to play a lot of different styles. The range of this guitar covers them all. It's a joy to play!" - Bill Cooley

G.2 Grand Auditorium

A low, solid, defined resonance is desired by many players for the foundation of their sound. The trick is to balance the low end with a defined midrange while retaining a clear high end. My G.2 is a Grand Auditorium-classed instrument with an excellent fundamental resonance ideal for traditional Americana performances.

“If you’re looking for great low end volume and clarity, my G.2 has it. I have spent decades perfecting its tone to deliver a well-balanced, powerful performer."
-Bryan

Standard Specs:
Scale length - 25.5″
String spacing - 2.1875″
Nut width - 1.750″
Body bout width - 15.875″
Body bout depth - 4.750″
Shoulder width - 11.750″
Shoulder depth - 3.625″
Body length - 20.125″
Overall length - 41.750″

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G.3

ORCHESTRA
(G.3)

G.3 Orchestra
The Orchestra class guitar has become the go-to instrument for many performers for its emphasis on balance and clarity. The higher-pitched fundamental is the key to its success, so I developed my G3 to match the resonances players prefer for more articulated music styles.

“My G.3’s 15.5" lower bout and classic Orchestra body depth give it a smaller frame, something many players prefer and for fingerstyle performances, I have carefully balanced its mobility for the response and feel this class of instrument is known for”.
- Bryan Galloup

Standard Specs:
Scale length - 25.5″
String spacing - 2.250″
Nut width - 1.750″
Body bout width - 15.500″
Body bout depth - 4.250″
Shoulder width - 10.750
Shoulder depth - 3.250″
Body Length - 20″
Overall length - 41.3125″

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G.6

Auditorium
(G.6)

“My Galloup Guitar has a special place in my acoustic collection. Using wood from my home state of Michigan, Bryan crafted a beautiful instrument made from northern Michigan hard maple”.- Jeff Daniels

G.6 Auditorium
The Auditorium is the preferred body size for many players for its emphasis on defined low end, balance and clarity. My G.6 is a great Auditorium-class instrument ideal for finger style, Jazz and crossover classical performances. Its medium body size reminds you that something is in your hands without the mass of a full traditional guitar.

“For many players, my G.6 is an ideal match for their wide repertoire without crossing over to a full-bodied instrument."
-Bryan

Standard Specs:
Scale length - 25.5″
String spacing - 2.2500″
Nut width - 1.750″
Body bout width - 16.125″
Body bout depth - 4.750″
Shoulder width - 11.3125″
Shoulder depth - 3.625″
Body Length - 20″
Overall length - 41.3125″

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Tone Wood

My Tone Wood Library is one of the most prestigious private collections in the world. I systematically assembled each sample, then dynamically tested them with the Sonic Wood Management™ Software. This approach generates our proprietary Composite Rating™, which guarantees dynamic control of tone and reliability.

These tone woods are decades old, with many reaching vintage or even antique status. All of my tone woods are separated into three categories: Master Grade for their unique beauty and rarity, Reserve Grade for those that meet an even higher level of rarity and beauty, then Private Stock for those that meet only the highest standards for tone, response, rarity and beauty. Master Grade tone woods are used for all builds at my standard base price, Reserve Grade and Private Stock are offered at a premium.

Computer Assisted Voicing™

In the summer of 2002, I took a sabbatical from guitar making to devote 100% of my time to the research of the American Steel String Guitar. The result was the development of a system called Computer Assisted Voicing (CAV), which seamlessly loops guitar making into a process.

Even though I’ve made incredible sounding instruments, it was only in 2015 when I made guitar number #1501 that I achieved my goal. This guitar not only produced the sound, response and feel I was looking for, I knew I could reproduce it every time. This was the birth of the modern Galloup Guitar tone.

Currently my process has evolved into my Dynamic Instrument Making System™ and Sonic Wood Management™ Software. This patent pending process along with it’s accompanying inventions produces musical instruments with incredible accuracy and consistency. How this translates to the player is; a world-class concert level instrument with the tone to inspire and reliability to last a lifetime.

Options

Along with my standard models and features, I have available options that make each guitar unique. Many options, such as nut width, scale length, fan frets or string spacing are commonly adjusted tor the customer’s preferences, but there are even more that can be added by request.

Standard options such as cutaways and armrests have a set price, but I frequently custom-design appointments such as rosettes and inlays to personalize the guitar for the individual customer. Each project is individually priced based on design elements, materials and execution.

Pricing

Signature $18,000
Every Signature model guitar I make starts at a base price of $18,000. This includes the finest Select Grade tone woods and a premium flight case. Master Grade and Reserve Grade Tone Woods are available upon request and are priced accordingly bases on value of Reserve Grade tone woods and custom appointments but prices of Reserve Grade models have exceeded $25,000. Contact me for pricing and availability.

Commissioning

I currently reserve the majority of my yearly production as non-bespoke guitars. These builds are exclusively from my Reserve Grade tone wood supply that are of the highest quality for sonic stability, beauty and rarity. For those interested in one of these guitars, I require a $5000 refundable deposit for the rights of first inspection. To find out what’s in the works; please contact me for further details.

For those who desire custom appointments, I require a $5000 non-refundable deposit. Once the deposit is received, your price is fixed. The balance is due upon delivery if picked up at my shop or thirty days prior to shipment. The quoted price does not include shipping, duties, insurance, taxes or any import/export regulations. Means of shipping are the final responsibility of the owner.

For orders in the United States; I work exclusively with Paul Heumiller at Dream Guitars, please feel free to contact Paul for models in production or on the books.