Jim Matthews Signature Calls are one-of-a-kind custom quail calls with the best sound of any call available. They are made from figured pieces of walnut and other gunstock woods along with pieces of wood collected locally from our mountains and deserts. Matthews takes a great deal of time selecting and cutting the wood so the calls are eye-pleasing, and he hand sands them and rubs in an oil finish to bring out the grain and color. The valley, Gambel's, scaled quail calls are simple rubber band calls, making the "reed" easy to replace. The mountain quail and bobwhite quail calls are whistles that match those birds' calls perfectly. Most are made to order, but he usually has a calls on hand and available for immediate shipment in both the basic line and the completely custom line.
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Hand-made, custom calls made for California or valley quail, Gambel's quail, mountain quail and bobwhite quail
Truely custom calls, they are available in a wide range of variants & options.
Basic Calls: Prices start at low as $40 for a basic "stick" call. The basic "chamber" calls are $60. Prices include shipping. These are made in limited runs each year. A one-page price list is HERE.
Custom Calls: Prices for the completely custom line of calls start at $80 ($60 for bobwhite and mountain quail "whistle" calls). Images of completed customs calls ready for immediate shipment (with prices) are shown in rotating images if you scroll further down on this page. An complete price list for custom calls and options available is below. There is also a special issue of my Western Birds newsletter on quail calling available just below.
These are samples of custom chamber calls for valley and Gambel's quail made by Jim Matthews
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT QUAIL CALLING! Click here to download a special 2020 revised edition of Western Birds on quail calling. It also has instructions for making a clothes pin quail call. Please use the quail call order form and worksheet below for ordering, not the one in this issue.
These are images of the handful of quail calls that are available as of Jan. 23, 2021 (Click on the photo for a larger image and description.) There is a mix of mountain quail, valley/Gambel's, and bobwhite calls in the rotating images. The prices listed include shipping. If you are interested in one of these calls, or a completely custom call made to your specifications, just call Jim Matthews at 909-887-3444 for more information.
How do these calls sound?
Here's a short video that shows you how these custom calls sound. This video features a three-way call that includes, valley quail, Gambel's quail, and mountain quail calls in the same call -- and all three sounds are demonstrated using this one call.
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