WELCOME TO HAVEN GROVE GUITARS

Handcrafted

All of our guitars are handcrafted. Yes, power tools are used, but the finishing touches are all done by hand, not from a factory.

Native Timbers

We use Native New Zealand timbers from fallen trees sourced from lumber mills around the country. Rimu, Totara, Puriri, Matai and Kauri.

Custom

All our guitars are custom designed. We use common guitar shapes as a baseline, and then design our own take from there.

Origin

In 2015, Al began a journey into luthiery, and began building custom handmade electric guitars out of native New Zealand timbers. Beginning with a nice piece of matai, the process of carving the neck, routing the pickup cavities, and wet sanding the clearcoat finish was a steep but enjoyable learning process. From there, the introduction of macrocarpa, rimu, puriri, european ash, and kauri, were all used in subsequent guitars. And thus, Haven guitars became part of the work that Haven Grove Studio benefits from and comes under.

Let me explain something about guitar playing. Everyone’s got their own character, and that’s the thing that’s amazed me about guitar playing since the day I first picked it up. Everyone’s approach to what can come out of six strings is different from another person, but it’s all valid.
– Jimmy Page

THE GUITARS

Note: All prices are in $NZD (New Zealand Dollar). We do not ship internationally at this stage. Any purchase outside of Wellington will require the additional purchase of a guitar case with which to ship the guitar in. You can make your choice of guitar case from Rockshop and we will add this to your final price. We recommend Rockcase or Gator rectangular cases. Purchases within the Wellington area are welcome to come and pick up their guitar upon completion, or have it personally delivered at a small cost.

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NATIVE NZ TIMBERS


Totara

[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”][/siteorigin_widget] Totara heartwood is useful as sleepers and outdoor…

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Puriri

[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”][/siteorigin_widget] Puriri is also known as New Zealand Mahogany,…

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Matai

[siteorigin_widget class=”WP_Widget_Media_Image”][/siteorigin_widget] Matai heartwood is golden yellow when freshly cut,…

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