Well, After building two rather radical looking instruments, i've garnered enough interest from my peers that i've been asked to build a custom guitar (not bass). I'm purposly making the specifications nothing to oggle over so that i don't place myself in the akward position of doing something for the first time while under commision. Wood Specs are as follow: Red Oak Wings Three piece neck: Purpleheart, maple, Purpleheart Ebony Fingerboard the only significatly odd thing i'm doing (besides the shape which was designed by my client and myself) is the mostly purpleheart neck. My question is, what should i be charging? I take real pride in my work, i make sure i'm meticulous, and i love lutherie, but i'm haveing trouble seperating my love of the job from the fact that i'm being paid. so i'm having issues makeing him pay me for labor. he doesn't know how much the parts cost, so i feel like i'm gyping him when i know i'm really not. what's a reasonable price to be charging for a totally custom instrument?