Luthier

Kostal

Luthier
Jason Kostal
Location
Arizona
Founded
2010

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, luthier Jason Kostal set up independently following four years teaching at the prestigious Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery, and an extended three-year apprenticeship with Ervin Somogyi.

Jason Kostal’s rise to the upper echelons of the world lutherie scene has come through years of experience as a player, collector, and now builder of some of the finest guitars available today.

Kostal guitars are known and loved globally. Jason's work reflects excellence in attention to detail, finesse of line and responsive voicing. In addition to producing exquisite guitars for us, he loves working intimately with clients to fulfill their musical vision, utilizing the finest tonewoods available, and putting his trademark aesthetic flair on every instrument.

The Guitars

Jason currently offers five models from 00 to his Modified Dreadnought

Models

MD

The flagship Kostal guitar, the MD has the robust sound associated with a dreadnought guitar. A relocated waist that is a bit tighter than a traditional dreadnought and a larger sound hole helps redefine it as a fingerstyle instrument, while still maintaining versatility for other playing styles.

Dimensions
Overall length (12 fret)
40.375”
Overall length (14 Fret)
41.75”
Body length
20.375”
Upper bout width
11.75”
Waist
10.50”
Lower bout width
15.75”
Depth at neck
4.00”
Depth at end
5.00”
Standard specifications
Soundboard
 German Spruce
Neck
 Cattle bone
Fingerboard
Varies
Top braces
Sitka Spruce
Inlay
 Varies
Tuners
 Varies
Neck
One-piece Honduran Mahogany
Nut material
 Bone
Peg head veneer
 Varies
Rosette
 Stained Glass
Back strip
 Decorative
End Graft
Decorative
Headcap
Varies
Body binding
Varies
Fingerboard
Ebony with Ebony binding
Pins
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony/Rosewood
Saddle material
 Bone
Scale Length
25.25”

MDW

The body of the MD is similar to a scaled down version of the MD, adding to its comfort and playability with total dimensions that make it only slightly smaller than the OM.

Dimensions
Overall Length (12 fret)
39.187”
Body Length
19.312”
Waist
10.00”
Depth at Neck
3.75”
Overall Length (14 Fret)
40.562”
Upper Bout Width
11.250”
Lower Bout Width
15.00”
Depth at End
4.50”
Standard specifications
Soundboard
 German Spruce
Neck
 Cattle bone
Fingerboard
Varies
Top braces
Sitka Spruce
Inlay
 Varies
Tuners
 Varies
Neck
One-piece Honduran Mahogany
Nut material
 Bone
Peg head veneer
 Varies
Rosette
 Stained Glass
Back strip
 Decorative
End Graft
Decorative
Headcap
Varies
Body binding
Varies
Fingerboard
Ebony with Ebony binding
Pins
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony/Rosewood
Saddle material
 Bone
Scale Length
25.00”

Orchestra Model

Balanced and articulate, the OM could well be the perfect guitar if you were stranded on a deserted island and had to choose just one instrument to keep you company. The bass is warmer than in the MD, yet still prevalent, and comes forward with a more balanced and even tone across the entire spectrum.

Dimensions
Overall Length (12 fret)
39.375”
Overall Length (14 Fret)
40.75”
Body Length
19.50”
Upper Bout Width
11.375”
Waist
9.625”
Lower Bout Width
15.562”
Depth at Neck
3.50”
Depth at End
4.50”
Standard specifications
Soundboard
 German Spruce
Neck
 Cattle bone
Fingerboard
Varies
Top braces
Sitka Spruce
Inlay
 Varies
Tuners
 Varies
Neck
One-piece Honduran Mahogany
Nut material
 Bone
Peg head veneer
 Varies
Rosette
 Stained Glass
Back strip
 Decorative
End Graft
Decorative
Headcap
Varies
Body binding
Varies
Fingerboard
Ebony with Ebony binding
Pins
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony/Rosewood
Saddle material
 Bone
Scale Length
25.00”

00

Redesigned from the ground up, this guitar is the result of two years of development after an additional four years of building the MD and OM.

Dimensions
Overall Length (12 fret)
39.00”
Overall Length (14 Fret)
40.50”
Body Length
19.25”
Upper Bout Width
10.25”
Waist
9.00”
Lower Bout Width
14.50”
Depth at Neck
3.50”
Depth at End
4.25”
Standard specifications
Soundboard
 German Spruce
Neck
 Cattle bone
Fingerboard
Varies
Top braces
Sitka Spruce
Inlay
 Varies
Tuners
 Varies
Neck
One-piece Honduran Mahogany
Nut material
 Bone
Peg head veneer
 Varies
Rosette
 Stained Glass
Back strip
 Decorative
End Graft
Decorative
Headcap
Varies
Body binding
Varies
Fingerboard
Ebony with Ebony binding
Pins
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony/Rosewood
Saddle material
 Bone
Scale Length
24.75”

Jumbo

The Kostal Jumbo pairs the balance and intimacy of the OM with the volume, projection and clarity of the MD.

Dimensions
Overall Length (12 fret)
40.50”
Overall Length (14 Fret)
41.875”
Body Length
20.438”
Upper Bout Width
11.25”
Waist
9.00”
Lower Bout Width
16.375”
Depth at Neck
4.00"
Depth at End
5.00”
Standard specifications
Soundboard
 German Spruce
Neck
 Cattle bone
Fingerboard
Varies
Top braces
Sitka Spruce
Inlay
 Varies
Tuners
 Varies
Neck
One-piece Honduran Mahogany
Nut material
 Bone
Peg head veneer
 Varies
Rosette
 Stained Glass
Back strip
 Decorative
End Graft
Decorative
Headcap
Varies
Body binding
Varies
Fingerboard
Ebony with Ebony binding
Pins
Ebony
Bridge
Ebony/Rosewood
Saddle material
 Bone
Scale Length
25.25”

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