Woods and Trees
The Les Bois is named after Boise, ID and the word in french means “woods and trees.” The Les Bois was created for a more fixed pickup and single cut variation of our first guitar, the Khrosis. Both guitars utilize the same necks, but the Les Bois is a slightly bigger body and shows off more of the wood of the guitar. The Les Bois design leans itself to a familiar yet unique feeling guitar that is built to last!
-Hipstop Hardware: Bridge, Open Gear Locking Tuners, Ferruels, and Knobs
-Choice of Pickup Configuration (Depending on Model Teir)
-Dunlop Flush Mount Strap Locks
-Electronics: Emerson Custom Pots
-12″ Radius Fretboard, Medium C Shape, Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel Frets standard on all guitars
-Threaded inserts in neck-great neck to body contact and resonance
-High quality hand selected woods
-Made in our shop in Boise, ID USA
Each Les Bois is available in several model tiers and price points with select options. See below for more details.
Les Bois Classic – $1,700
The NEW Les Bois Classic. All the good stuff, none of the extras. Select woods, light weight and all the build qualities of the other tiers at an achievable price for a USA made guitar. Includes Padded gig bag.
Built in batches of 4 with only 6 week lead times! Contact us for the current batch availability. Launches June 2019
Mahogany Bodies, Pau Ferro Fretboard, Spanish Cedar Necks Only
Finish Options: Vintage Cherry, Dog Hair Black, Cobalt Blue, Forrest Green, Dog Hair White, Vintage Yellow
Les Bois Performance – $2,299
The Performance Model features more color, pickup routes and fretboard options to make it uniquely yours. We offer countless options within a competitive price point. All Performance models come with a hardshell case.
Standard Wood Options: Alder Body, Quartersawn Maple Neck, and your choice of 3 fretboard woods: Maple, Indian Rosewood, or Pau Ferro
-5 Available Configurations: Dual Humbucker, Dual P90, Dual Mini Humbucker, Wide Range, PorterTron (Filter Sized)
-Choice of Porter Pickup Models and cover options within those Configurations
**Pau Ferro ONLY for international guitars wanting rosewood fretboards. We will explore alternate fretboard woods that are not regulated if you need something different.
Les Bois Custom – $2,799
The Custom model is for those who are looking to add an even more unique touch to their Porter Les Bois. We’ve taken the Performance platform and given you even more choices within the price point.
Customize with these options below:
Fretboard Woods: Choice of Rosewood (Indian), Pau Ferro, Ebony, Roasted Birdseye Maple
Neck Woods: Choice of Maple, Roasted Birdseye Maple or Mahogany
Body Woods: Choice of Alder, Swamp Ash or Mahogany
Other Options at no extra charge: 3-4A grade Curly Maple top (Transparent Colors Only)
Colors: Full Line Colors, Including Metallics
Additional Options: Custom wood pickup tops (Matching or non matching)
**Pau Ferro ONLY for international guitars wanting rosewood. We will explore alternate fretboard woods that are not regulated if you need something different.
Les Bois Elite – Starting at $3,499
We use the highest figured woods, rare and unique finds and more to create these models. These are built from reserve pieces we have here in the shop or that we personally go select ourselves. Elite models are designed and created specifically by our team. No two are alike. What will you dream up?
Q: Why a “Starting at price?”
A: Because Elite models are so unique, there’s too many potential options to list. They are our Custom Shop essentially. We search high and low for woods that make your Elite special. We don’t charge extra for Gold or Black Hardware, Custom Pickup configurations and many of your unique ideas to throw in these guitars. Though we try our best to include several things in the elite pricing, there are times many rare exotic woods will increase this price. We rely on 10+ years of supplier relationships to make your guitar extra special.
You’re also welcome to contact us and talk about what Elite Woods we have here in the shop. We keep a limited stash for special projects that can help with starting the design process.
Les Bois Semi Hollow – Starting at $2,499
New for Summer 2019!
The Les Bois is now available in semi hollow form! We have a few options for the semi hollow spec wise. It features the same construction with 3 unique oval chambers and a F-Hole. Prices are determined by options. Solid color bodies start at $2,499 and figured maple aple or other wood tops start at $2,799. Please contact us to order
Les Bois Contoured – Starting at $2,499
New for Summer 2019!
We’ve also added a few more options to the Les Bois with contours! We add a slight tummy cut and forearm bevel for a comfortable axe you’ll want to play all day! Prices are determined by options. Solid color bodies start at $2,499 and figured maple or other wood tops start at $2,799. Top woods will transition into the body wood on the forearm contour for a killer effect. Please contact us to order