Greetings and thanks for stopping by.

Welcome to Timtone.

Sorry, I am no longer building instruments.
From Timtone I moved on to developing and teaching a fine woodworking program for a few years and now I am back in my shop making again.
My new venture is making fine luxury boxes. (Whiskyjak Box Co.)
I love building boxes. They are small, intense, infinitely variable, and easily shipped anywhere. I now have a great use of the huge collection of figured, exotic, and rare species of wood I have collected over these last 30 years.
All of the processes and techniques I enjoy can be incorporated into our hand-made boxes. Inlay, marquetry, banding, and instrument-grade highly polished finishes.
I have started Whiskyjak by building eight different boxes to start. They are for sale in the gallery of the new site.
My goal is to build more speculative pieces as the original eight boxes find new homes, and to take on commissions for custom work for new clients.

The new website was launched on July 26th, 2023.

Please have a look if you are so inclined. Let me know what you think.

Tim Diebert




There are currently no Timtones for sale....sorry.





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Custom Guitar Maker Electric Acoustic - Canada

Teaching woodworking, fine woodworking, furnituremaking and studio woodworking at Okanagan College in Kelowna BC Canada. Click here for more information:

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Custom guitar maker in Canada - Tim Diebert, designer and builder of custom electric, acoustic and bass guitars and sells them online in Canada, the USA and around the world.

I am a designer and builder of custom solid body, semi acoustic and acoustic instruments. The instruments I design can be within any scale length. Through detailed discussion with every client, every job that goes through this shop is custom designed, planned and hand built strictly for the end user, the client.

Over the years I have developed a construction style that allows me the ability and freedom to adapt and combine any series of elements that might appear on any instrument into one personal project. Each project is voiced through selection of woods, dimensions, electronics, shapes and bracing to suit the needs of every client.

Every neck I build has a dozen elements that I have control over and allow me to create the perfect neck for each player. As with all aspects of my work, all necks are made individually.

Our electronics are as advanced as any in this field. My rigs vary from basic, to over the top with tonal flexibly. We build custom pickups for any application.
I use fine and rare materials or highly figured woods if requested. Complicated artistic inlay is frequent. We do all sorts of odd and unusual combinations of custom work and have come to be known as the last shop, and the best shop that will actually attempt the instrument that a client has in mind.

Since 1992. Online since 1996.

Tim Diebert