Electric Guitars (Luthiers & Manufacturers) :: Directory
We've scoured the internet for over a decade and found the best electric guitar manufacturers around the world while curating the SSS Electric Guitar Manufacturer Directory for aficionados and gearheads. We sure have found some amazing (and strange) electric guitar companies along the way. Want to know the best electric guitars in the world for sale...right this moment? Check out eBay's current listings, sorted by price. Use an electric guitar blue book when buying used & vintage electric guitars. Submit an electric guitar builder.
Check eBay | Hello, My name is Kevin L. Pederson and I construct each unique Abyss Guitar by hand. I have set out to distance myself from other builders through my personal designs and intense unique instrument construction. By using some of today?s most sought after materials and highly prized woods, Abyss Guitars blend aesthetics with music tone to produce a final product can be appreciated both musically and as a piece of art.
Check eBay | Mankind takes everything available in the universe and in an infinite search for wisdom, focuses energy into the alembic resulting in the purest goal. Alembic utilizes all available materials and in their quest to learn, focuses their efforts in their factory and produces the purest of electric guitars and basses available.
Check eBay | Welcome to [Steve] Andersen Stringed Instruments. I've been handcrafting Archtop guitars, flattop guitars and mandolins since 1973. I invite you to join me and explore my little shop here on the web as you learn about the instruments I make as well as why I make them.
Check eBay | We are a small American company dedicated to creating the world?s finest feeling, playing and sounding electric guitars?Period! May the world be blessed with peace, tolerance and understanding. It begins with how we speak to and treat others.
Check eBay | To be the best, to be incomperable and all that comes out of these imperatives is a mission hard enough to be compromised at the very first step. We are the company that works hard and succedes at ensuring the big advantage through our products and services whether it's musical instruments (guitars) or their building.
Check eBay | Aria and Company, founded in 1953 in Japan by Shiro Arai, began marketing Aria brand acoustic guitars in 1960, and began manufacturing its own acoustic guitars in 1964, followed by electrics in 1966. Aria offers both solidbody and hollowbody guitars.
Check eBay | Combining a love of art and a passion for guitars, Phil Sylvester creates objects that are stunning - both visually and audibly. When you first see these creations, you might find yourself asking "I wonder how they play and sound?". In today's world of mass-produced imitations, these one-of-a-kind guitars represent something unique: a fusion of originality, artistic expression and musical excellence.
Check eBay | The guitar's parts have been developed after much designing, planing and listening. Although the models vary, they are all characterized by an exquisite sound, easy playability, and they are based on a consequent and clear concept. The models leave ample space for personal preferences of the future owner.
Check eBay | The WOOD, mature and valuable, is the most important raw material in all my handmade instruments. I use only well seasoned wood. 35 years is the minimum. Some of my wood is antique, and has been waiting 125 years for this destiny.
Check eBay | I currently build my guitars in the mountains of Northern California. Located about 16 miles northeast of Nevada City on 40 acres of forest with pine trees, cedar, oak, madrone, manzanita, and lots of wild life including bears. I have talked with thousands of musicians all over the world about ideas they have. I have incorporated the best ideas into my designs and am continuing to build commissioned orders.
Check eBay | A guitar is the union of many things: music, art, sculpture, architecture. Benedetto guitars represent the pinnacle of this union. Now more than ever, the archtop guitar is in a golden age of popularity and artistic achievement. Who better to build your guitar than the foremost luthier of our time - Robert Benedetto.
Check eBay | Blindworm Guitars is the brainchild of luthier Andrew Scott. His desire to stretch the boundaries of woodworking has led to the creation of unique guitars. The unique materials and sleek design work are important, but Andrew's obsessions are precision and sound quality. He isn't making wall art, he is creating sonic masterpieces. Andrew's focus in woodworking is to pair rare and interesting woods with unique materials and design work. He LOVES input and will build an instrument to suit the customer's desires.
Check eBay | We have worked hard to craft one of the finest instruments available today, and we are sure you will be pleased with the results. Our guitars come with optional piezo pickups and 13 pin midi outputs.
Check eBay | We currently have two body designs we produce, the B-2 and the K-4. The B-2 shape is a little towards the classic or traditional looking guitar design, a double cutaway. The K-4 is the other side, the single cutaway. Both guitars come in a Standard, Custom or Xtreme model. We have also added an Xtreme Spalted maple guitar, which can get pretty bizarre, as we like to put on our Picasso attire and just go to town all over the place on them.
Check eBay | Mark Campellone focuses his attention on archtop guitars as he produces traditionally styled archtops of the highest quality. Each instrument is carefully crafted to produce a guitar which is visually appealing, easily playable and richly voiced.
Check eBay | By combining the highest quality tonewoods, unique electronics, Chandler's excellent 2-way truss rod and our highly acclaimed finishes, every guitar is a classic example of American craftsmanship and radiates Paul Chandler's lifelong love of musical instruments.
Check eBay | Chapin Guitars are handcrafted using only the finest materials. Designs are carefully thought out providing ergonomic comfort, incredible playability, and a wide palette of tones. At no time is ease of use sacrificed for tonal variety and unusable tones are inaccessible.
Check eBay | The Collings electric guitars are of the same quality as their well-known acoustic dreadnoughts. With extra attention to detail coupling with advancements on classic designs, they are a sight to behold. Their archtop is a modern interpretation, transcending the category of "jazz guitar". These instruments have great warmth, bass clarity and responsiveness, qualities which one often associates with fine flattop guitars.
Check eBay | Characteristically warm and punchy, Comins archtops possess a clear bottom and smooth, round high end. Their well-balanced response makes them ideal for chord/melody, straight-ahead jazz, and fingerstyle playing. Their voice is rich, complex, and simply magical.
Check eBay | We design our instruments so that each component or ingredient becomes an integral part of the completed piece. We live our lives, treat our customers, and base our principles on sound morals, honesty and sincerity. Integrity...you won't just read about it on our website. You'll see it, you'll hear it and you'll feel it.
Check eBay | For 42 years Cort has built the finest guitars and basses representing quality and value unparalleled in our industry. Our mission is to exceed your expectations with cutting edge designs, hand selected materials, and state-of -art technology.
Check eBay | The D'Angelico New Yorker, their legendary trademark, was designed to achieve beautiful acoustic tones without amplification, that are enhanced and enriched when plugged in. The unique design allows the string vibration to interact with the wood bridge and hollow body-chamber creating various tones within a single instrument.
Check eBay | Each guitar in my Spirit Series is handcrafted to order with an absolutely minimum use of machinery. Specs often change from order-to-order, and I'm continuously modifying and improving the techniques. These guitars have the reputation as being the best-of-the-best of the vintage design electrics.
Check eBay | Dillion Electric guitars are Korean hand crafted replicas and variations of the worlds most wanted contemporary and vintage instruments made of the finest materials and components with the feel, sound an play ability far beyond their cost. A true line of limited edition instruments that anyone would be proud to own. Dillion Acoustic Electric guitars are also hand crafted in Korea. Made in small quantities with great care towards quality and consistency. To keep the Dillion line as fresh as possible, we are constantly experimenting with new models, colors, and exotic woods.
Check eBay | To create an electric guitar that one can successfully play with a bow, it was necessary to redesign the neck and the fingerboard, the body, the bridge, the pickups and the electronics. All other parts of the conventional electric guitar are unchanged.
Check eBay | Driskill Guitars are made to have the most phenomenal sustain and tone imaginable. They do just that. They are also very beautiful, but whoever said beauty is only skin deep? No matter how good they look, these guys are made to play! That's what they're all about. Playability and tone. Everything about the Diablo is to make it play better and sound better. Also everything on it is there to make it a lifelong friend.
Check eBay | During the 1920?s, Lloyd Loar sparked a revolution and ushered in the Golden Age of guitar making. Instruments from this period are coveted for their brilliance of tone and beauty of craftsmanship. The luthiers at Eastman Strings, famous for building some of the most highly regarded violins and cellos of the late 20th century, have now turned their attention and time honored skills towards the handcrafting of archtop guitars. If you are searching for unequaled tonal brilliance, ease of playing and beautiful woodcraft you will find all these things and more in the Eastman Uptown Professional Series. Welcome to the New Golden Age!
Check eBay | Epi Stathopoulo, our founder and namesake, was always on the forefront of music. He was the first instrument maker to embrace Jazz music and led the industry away from mandolin and banjo production and into making guitars. At the age of twenty-four Epi obtained his first of many patents that would change fretted instrument construction forever. The extension truss rod design, the first pick-up with individual pole pieces, and the Tonexpressor - the precursor to the modern day "wah-wah" pedal - were all epiphone innovations. But perhaps the greatest contribution to guitar making came in 1941 while Les Paul was experimenting in the Epiphone factory. These experiments led to the Les Paul "Log" and the first solid-body electric guitar.
Check eBay | Dennis Fano builds his retro-style guitars as if all of the classic American electric guitar luthiers of the mid 20th century would have collaborated as a collective unit. That is the inspiration behind the Alt de Facto series and it's as good of an inspiration as any. Everything from the aged nickel guitar hardware and the classic vintage feel of worn lacquer finish to classic wood choices like mahogany, swamp ash and alder—these guitars reek of vintage skunk. Combined with modern features such as compound radius fingerboard, high-end Gotoh and TonePros guitar hardware and custom wound Fralin pickups, Fano guitars are sure to surpass anyone's expectations. Nels Clines and Jeff Tweedy would agree!
Check eBay | Founded in 1946, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has been an American icon for over 50 years. In that time, Fender?s contribution to the evolving sound of contemporary music has been global and continuous. By introducing the first commercially viable solidbody electric guitar, the first electric bass and countless classic amplifiers, Fender musical instruments have left their mark on jazz, blues, country, rock and many other styles of popular music.
Check eBay | Gecko Guitars is located in the picturesque village of Bundanoon, 2 hours south of Sydney and sells exclusively the range of instruments by guitar-maker Frank Dainovskas. Frank has been designing and making electric guitars and basses for over 20 years. Now living in Australia, his basses and guitars are available to all musicians. The quality and craftsmanship are second to none. He sources fine Australian timbers for their highly figured appearance and durability, but also to get the definition and substance of sound so necessary in good instruments.
Check eBay | The old Giffin workshop was located under a bridge by the river Thames in London, and it soon became a meeting place for many 'name' player of the 1970's. It became the hotspot for people seeking great guitars and guitar service. Regular customers included Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and John Entwhistle (The Who), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Andy Summers (The Police) David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), and many more. Hundreds of quality, reasonably priced guitars were made at "Giffin Guitars." The Giffin Standard 6-string, the 12-string, the Micro and the Macro represent the basis for my current line of guitars.
Check eBay | Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.
Check eBay | Gordon-Smith Guitars are Handcrafted guitars made in England in the small town of Partington near Manchester. Established for more than 25 years now, we are the longest running contemporary guitar company in England. We don't add sneaky little surcharges to our guitars just for the hell of it. If it doesn't cost us it doesn't cost you. Single or double cutaway, Rosewood fingerboard or our unique one piece Maple neck and left handed models (which normally attracts a sizeable surcharge). All these options are available at no extra cost.
Check eBay | Be sure to sit back and enjoy browsing through all the fine models Gretsch has to offer. Nashvilles, Falcons and Classic Hollow bodies, Firebirds, Roundups and Jet Solid Bodies, Signature Series, Historic Series, Synchromatics, Big Body Ranchers .......they're all here!
Check eBay | Grimes Guitars is a relatively small shop producing instruments slowly and meticulously by hand. Close attention to detail, such as tuning top and back plates, often missing in production guitars, is fundamental in each instrument. The advantage to building a few instruments at a time from start to finish is being able to control the response and tonal characteristics as each instrument progresses. This process takes time, and a commitment to achieving the fullest tonality and vibrance the wood has to offer. About twenty guitars are produced in the shop annually.
Check eBay | Don Grosh designs every guitar from the "ground up" as a unique "complete-in-itself" instrument. He utilizes state-of-the-art building techniques, combined with the best tone woods available and a real lacquer finish (just like the old days!). All this adds up to an incredible looking, playing, sounding, and what some guitarists have exclaimed, an "acoustically alive" instrument.
Check eBay | Guild builds fine guitars in so many different styles: arch-tops favored by giants of the jazz community, and flat-top and electric guitars that became classics during the folk boom of the '50s and '60s, as well as the rock era of the British Invasion, folk-rock, the blues revival, and psychedelia. These guitars are famous for their rich sound, beauty, and craftsmanship. They are equally famous for their durability and value.
Check eBay | Starting in 1974 a group of passionate, musically-infected musicians submerged themselves in a Chicago basement to build modern guitars with a vibrant soul. Hamer is about artisans dedicated to creating the finest instruments, from the best materials. Prove it to yourself, play one, it's the Ultimate. Each Hamer guitar is truly hand-built in a manner unparalleled in the industry, finished with fine guitar lacquer and buffed to perfection.
Check eBay | Gerry Hayes of Haze Guitars, based in Ireland, specialises in designing and building custom electric guitars and basses. Perhaps you're looking for a design similar to a commercially available model but with features or modifications unique to you. On the other hand, maybe you want a completely new or radical design. Haze Guitars can help to see the project through from conception to the moment when you strum that first chord - you can quite literally 'have it your way'.
Check eBay | Heatley Guitars is located on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia (see BC PICS). My name is Scott Heatley and I specialize in custom electric guitars for people who expect only the best. I hand-pick wood from hardwood dealers, or straight from the saw mill. I spare no expense to offer the finest woods, as well as the finest hardware available. I offer my own body shapes, as well as custom shapes. I can do anything your imagination is able to dream up, as long as the ideas will be structurally sound.
Check eBay | Heins Guitars is a 2 person company specialised in building exclusive handmade custom electric guitars and basses. This website is about how we build electric bass guitars, guitars and archtops You'll find information about: The Shop, The Catalogue, The Woods, Vintage guitars, and many more.
Check eBay | The Henneken archtops appeared as it were from nowhere at the Osnabr?ck Open Strings Festival in May 1998 - in colours of Caribbean saturation and joy, a garish stain on the landscape for the purists. Henneken Archtops wants to present something unexpected with every new model. The company has already astonished with the nylon string archtop, which jazzers are just beginning to discover, and with a 12-string archtop.
Check eBay | Heritage started operations in the oldest of five buildings formerly owned and operated by Gibson Guitar Corporation. That building was completed in 1917 and has been a center for guitar manufacturing ever since. Much of the machinery that Heritage uses today, was purchased from Gibson Guitar Corporation. Since 1985 Heritage has added many instruments. Currently Heritage manufacturers custom carved hollow body guitars, semi-hollow body guitars, and solid body guitars.
Check eBay | Founded in Schonbach in 1887 by master luthier Karl Hofner, the company became the largest manufacturer of stringed and fretted instruments in Germany. Craft skills and business initiative laid the foundation for a reputation that, even before World War I, extended far beyond the borders of Germany.
Check eBay | By the mid-80?s with the interest in instrumental rock guitar on the rise, Ibanez collaborated with players such as Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert and brought out the JEM, JS, RG and S models. Today, present day versions such as these models still considered the standard in hard rock and instrumental rock guitars. As well known for its jazz guitars as it is for rock, Ibanez has an impressive line of jazz boxes including the aforementioned George Benson models, two Pat Metheny models, and most recently, the new John Scofield signature semi-acoustic.
Check eBay | These are colorful guitars, often with two-tones that compliment each other, a splash of chrome for contrast, and it's all integrated into a flowing form that is ‘balanced’, well-proportioned, and pleasing to the eye. Solidbody electric guitars are a tempting and wonderful candidate for this style of design, and being a guitar player for many decades, J. Backlund felt it's only natural that they figure prominently in his efforts.
Check eBay | JJ Guitars Ltd is a UK based guitar manufacturer, producing solid body electric guitars. All our guitars are handmade using the finest woods and materials. JJ Guitars aim is to make a quality guitar that doesn't cost the earth.
Check eBay | We opened factory "Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars" in 1991. The team consists of 2 luthiers creating guitars and effectors with individuality one by one. We make it a point to create guitars and effectors that would be loved by the players for a long time, with refined work. Thank you for taking care of our compositions and us.
Check eBay | Your interest in JET Guitars is welcomed! Each electric guitar made here is completely handcrafted by a single luthier, resulting in quality you must see & feel to believe. We strive for true style integrated with - not merely sacrificed to - incredible playability, balance, and tone.
Check eBay | For over a decade Koll Guitar Company has been producing quality musical instruments. Our emphasis has always been on excellence in design, fine craftsmanship, and the best customer service. We look forward to constructing your very own custom electric gutar.
Check eBay | I was convinced that all of our research had to be focussed on making of guitars out of old wood and old aged magnets for the pickups. The combination of wood that has been "dead" for more than 100 years with our special hand wound, aged pickups provides an astonishing sound. In fact I love to look at the figures in the wood and I personally find them more attractive when the finish is transparent. We learned how to deal with that totally new concept.
Check eBay | Because of his great knowledge of guitar making and his excellent skills, Gibson entrusted Bruce with the restoration of priceless, historic instruments such as Chet Atkins? DeAngelico Excel that Chet played on all his early recordings. Spending a great deal of time with these important guitars has given him a deeper understanding of what makes them great and this knowledge he has brought to his own guitar making. Bruce left the employ of the Gibson Company in January 2003, to pursue his own guitar designs and to have greater control over his total product. Bruce considers his time at Gibson to have been a unique opportunity to dedicate himself to exploring all aspects of The Art Guitar.
Check eBay | Each Lado instrument is a unique masterpiece; sculpted with the level of quality and artistry Joe Kovacic is well known for. His experience in guitar building is obvious with each and every Lado instrument he has created. With more than 30 years of hands-on design and production, he has followed the ups and downs and trends of the music industry, in step with the latest technology and continues to remain ahead of his time. Lado Musical Inc. is also proud to have held the title for "largest built and presumably the loudest playable electric guitar" in the world, Guinness Book of Record, 1987-1991.
Check eBay | My main influences have been John D'Angelico, Jimmy D'Aquisto and Gibson. I think my archtops and semi-solid models reflect this. I have tried to stay fairly traditional in my designs. I feel this is what most players want. I've had the opportunity to examine in detail many of the older archtops and I incorporate their best features in my own guitars. My main objective besides building guitars that sound good is to build guitars that will last.
Check eBay | Handcrafted guitar bodies made from stunning 35.000 year old swamp Kauri roots are fitted with innovated technology pickups, LightWave systems & Earvana nut. If you love custom-made electric guitars, want the best looking body, the best neck, want recording with no hum, want the best made pickups in the world, real sustain at any volume, Langcaster has it.
Check eBay | Working alone gives me total control over the process. I do everything from buying in the wood to packing the instruments for shipping and nothing leaves the workshop that I cannot be proud of. My designs are original, practical and, I think, beautiful. My instruments are individual for individuals.
Check eBay | Leach solid body electrics are available in limited quantities. All feature premium grade figured tops, Mahogany back, sides and neck. Available with several pickup configurations including the T.W. Doyle D-1 system and RMC MIDI/magnetic combo. Leach archtop guitars are hand carved from the finest materials available. The Excelsior model is for the budget minded, however, the workmanship is equal in every way to the more expensive Elite Model.
Check eBay | The free floating sound table of the U-Guitar is made of selected European spruce, it is attached on the body between the bridge and the bottom of the body, on the neck side, it just lies on the body under the pression of the bridge. Compared to a standard sound table, the free floating sound table produces a lower resonant frequency, it reproduces a much larger table and also simulates the air volume of an acoustic instrument. The highest string keeps a very good sustain, and the bass strings are enriched with a lot of harmonics.
Check eBay | Little Guitar Works is a custom shop. We handcraft standard and ergonomic electric basses, and guitars as well as specialty luthiery tools. We work closely with our clients to design the instrument that is right for each musician, whether it is an ergonomic instrument or one of a more traditional design.
Check eBay | We settle only for the best quality instruments at the most affordable prices. Be it cleverly designed Stiger, or hot sounding Holly Keyser, all of our instruments have their own character. Every guitar is manufactured to the highest industry standards and we feel that the end result is an instrument that rivals those costing many times more. All Malden guitars are built from quality materials utilizing the latest manufacturing processes, thus the uniform quality of our instruments.
Check eBay | My instruments merge the best ideas from electric guitar tradition with fine furniture making techniques. This marriage allows for exciting possibilities of fit and finish. With this, each guitar gains a unique, individual voice determined by varied combinations of woods, metal, components and joinery.
Check eBay | I make everything for my guitars here, except the obvious - machine heads, trussrods (made by a machinist friend). And yes, I am very grateful to finally ( after all these years!) have someone else cut the intricate Manzer pearl logo.(Thank you Larry Sifel - Pearl Works!! ) All other inlay on my guitars, I design and do from "scratch". I love working by hand and making all the parts. I slot fingerboards one by one, bend all my wood and I occasionally I even go to lumber yards to crawl around 2 story high piles of wood,looking for those illusive fabulous boards of curly maple.
Check eBay | Master Guitars was founded in 1980 in Europe, by Luthier George Gorodnitski, who was born in Riga, Latvia, where he graduated from a Musical College, Art Academy, and violin-making courses. After relocation to the United States in 1989, he continues to design and build a very specific line of high quality instruments : archtops, flattops, semi-acoustic, and electric guitars. Master Guitars is also one of the few builders of a guitar designed to be played with a bow.
Check eBay | Having established Maton as Australia's longest running and most successful guitar manufacturer and pioneered the use of many Australian wood species in guitar construction, Bill May is regarded by Australian luthiers as the "founding father" of their industry.
Check eBay | Today we've been the biggest Polish electrics & basses producer on the market, selling a few thousands guitars yearly, out of which 70% is exported. Our catalogue features about 100 models, but you'll also find here virtually all professional music equipment. We are an exclusive Polish distributor of worldwide respected companies, e.g. Aguilar Amplification or Bartolini Pickups & Electronics.
Check eBay | Now that I'm into full time production of a guitar line that currently encompasses ten different models, it is my intent to become the "biggest, small guitar manufacturer" in the world. In other words, I want to make my work available to the widest customer base possible without building so many guitars that the fine attention to detail we're getting known for suffers in the least. McInturff guitars are played by artists such Chuck Garvey (moe.), Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), and David Hidalgo (Los Lobos).
Check eBay | McNaught Guitars is a small 2-person company whose shop is located in Locust NC. You can rest assured that when you buy a McNaught, ANY McNaught, from the most customized, special order to a straight-ahead less-is-more no-options classic, you are getting the SAME commitment to TOTAL QUALITY across the board. Our price differentiation represents the difference between the amount of time required to custom tailor the higher end models; fit, fret, and finish are ALWAYS top quality on EVERY GUITAR, or we wouldn't call it a David Thomas McNaught.
Check eBay | Tired of seeing the same old guitars, artist/luthier and musician Stephen McSwain decided to create a new breed he likes to call "functional art." Each instrument is hand made, one at a time, and has unique characteristics that make it a highly collectible guitar or piece of art, depending on how you look at it.
Check eBay | Megas arch top guitars are acknowledged as among the finest made today, an extraordinary statement to make in this "golden age" of lutherie. Working solo from his shop, Ted produces 12 custom instruments each year, handling every aspect of design and production from beginning to end. Megas arch top guitars are owned by collectors and players worldwide, and Ted was one of the original 23 luthiers commissioned to create an instrument for the Blue Guitar Project, an homage to legendary arch top guitar maker Jimmy D'Aquisto.
Check eBay | Custom electric guitar builder with strat and tele body styles. High quaility finishes and parts help make the Custom Artist, Pro Artist, P-90 Artist and Cajun Gentelmen stand apart.
Check eBay | Mention Modulus Guitars to most players, and there will be some sign of recognition. Perhaps something to do with carbon fiber bass necks or exotic wood bodies. They might even remember that Modulus made the first carbon fiber necked basses back in the 70s. What they may not know is how the history of Modulus and the history of San Francisco as a mecca for modern bass and guitar design are woven together. View site for details and full catalogue of Modulus Guitars.
Check eBay | For more than 30 years I have been building electric guitars and 4, 5, and 6 string basses. M?rch Guitars is Scandinavian design and high acknowledged products. One of Morch Guitars' trademarks is the curl-model which have been published in the Danish Design Index and thus shown all over the world. All Morch-instruments are specially designed for the customers needs, and are also your guarantee for 100% custom-made electric guitars and basses, with a true spirit in each and everyone of them.
Check eBay | Brad Nickerson has been building guitars since 1983. His reputation is international, his arch top guitars owned by leading musicians and collectors in the United States and Europe. His instruments are also sold in some of the most prestigious guitars stores in the country. One of Nickerson's guitars is currently on exhibition at the Smithsonian as part of the exhibit of the Blue Guitar Collection of instruments commissioned by Scott Chinnery.
Check eBay | At a time when manufacturers of guitars are producing instruments to satisfy a market that is currently embracing the technology of the 1940's, Novax Guitars continues to buck the industry trend by producing innovative instruments that offer improved performance for modern musicians. The Novax Fanned-Fret concept evolved from a desire to produce an instrument with balanced tone and string tension. The "fanning" of the frets results from manipulating the scale length of the bass side of the neck relative to the treble side: the fret spacing is wider for the long scale and closer for the short scale. Check out the various fanned fret guitar and bass models, and the modern classic: The Charlie Hunter 8-string.
Check eBay | Every inch of your PRS Guitar is based on over ten years of testing, rethinking, and reinventing. We're not stopping here. Our shop pushes the curve beyond what others would consider perfection. With experts to make sure the technology is unsurpassed, and dedicated craftsmen who guarantee a finished product you can't keep your hands off of, we make no compromises. That's the PRS story. Not so short and very sweet. The moral...believe in your dreams.
Check eBay | With over twenty years of experience preparing instruments for the rigors of professional recording and performance work, Peekamoose now unveils its' line of custom shop guitars. Indulge your creative energy. Realize your goals. Own the dream. Play Peekamoose Guitars. Peekamoose Guitars are the musician's tool to achieve excellence.
Check eBay | Every one of our instruments is hand crafted for the individual. Aged exotic woods, state-of-the-art electronics, precision fret design, custom neck size and string spacing (we can even duplicate the feel and exact neck measurements of a favorite old instrument, if desired), and beautiful custom inlay work and marquetry are the hallmarks of a Petillo Masterpiece Instrument.
Check eBay | This website is a showcase of a few beautiful guitars hand made by master craftsman Sid Poole, who sadly passed away late in 2001. We have kept the site largely unchanged so that you can share some of Sid's passion for making the highest quality guitars for his customers.
Check eBay | RS Guitars is the result of a life long admiration of the Red Special guitar. This in conjunction with the fact that it has been virtually impossible to get an authentic style Red Special guitar, has led us to produce the RS Classic guitar. These electric guitars are custom built to order, and each will have its own unique character. We strive to produce top quality guitars with the finest available materials, giving you a lifetime to explore their sonic capabilities.
Check eBay | Inspired by the guitars made by Fender in the 1950's and 1960's, we set out to create guitars that look, sound and feel great. Our guitars recreate the best qualities of those vintage instruments and are rugged enough to withstand a lifetime of use.
Check eBay | I have been building and repairing guitars and basses for twenty-five years in the San Francisco bay area. I opened my first lutherie business in 1975 in the Mission district of San Francisco. After ten years (and thousands of repairs and custom building for clients), I closed the storefront in order to concentrate on commission building. I prefer to work directly with my customer and will do my best to build an instrument which will meet his or her goals. I offer the option of rejection upon completion, but this has never happened!
Check eBay | RIC retains the spirit of first-class pre-1965 electric guitar to newly designed guitars and basses, the company offers faithful reissues of the classics played by the Beatles and other famous artists. RIC has offered highly successful, limited-edition signature models endorsed by such diverse players as Roger McGuinn, Pete Townshend, Tom Petty, and John Kay. Improvements in construction and quality control have carried Rickenbackers into the modern era: one that respects the company's early history and at the same time sets out to write new chapters.
Check eBay | Rhinehart Guitars are each one-of-a-kind, hand-carved and hand-painted electric solidbodies. The bodies are relief-carved pictures in a cool folk art style and feature: fish, birds, dogs, horses, bikers, drunks, Mona, mardi-gras second liners, and rockets piercing the moon. Each headstock is also carved and painted in a unique style that fits the given guitar's theme. The world's most distinctive guitars: each is perfectly playable, carved out of normal guitar woods (mahogany, alder, ash, etc.), well balanced and set up with the full range of professional grade hardware and pickups available on the quality factory made instrument.
Check eBay | During my years of training with James Trussart, the first Roadrunner models saw the light of day. The concept is simple: make the instruments aesthetic, efficient and reliable like those of the 50's and '60's. The range today includes 40 different models. From Dobro in stainless Steel, which can be converted into an electric guitar to the Surfin'bird of a surprise design.
Check eBay | All Ruokangas instruments are built in Finland. Each phase of production is carefully planned keeping superior quality the priority number one. We do use also modern cnc-technology - as a wood cutting tool offering high precision and better working safety. All the wood selecting, detailed woodwork, neck-shaping, sanding and finishing etc. is entirely handmade by our highly skilled and experienced luthiers.
Check eBay | High quality electric guitars, basses and archtops from Spain. An English version of the site will be available shortly. Please browse the photos our instruments and feel free to send any comments and questions that you may have.
Check eBay | THE SADOWSKY GUITAR is the result of our years of experience working with the finest professional guitarists and bassists in New York and around the world. It is our opinion that the most important factor affecting the sound of solid body instruments is the acoustic quality of the wood. The better a guitar sounds acoustically, the better it always sounds, no matter what pickups, electronics, or amplification are used. The wood for Sadowsky instruments is carefully selected for acoustic resonance, light weight, and beautiful grain. Our guitars and basses are made from select alder, southern swamp ash, and figured maple tops laminated to swamp ash or alder.
Check eBay | Taku builds a range of instruments which fit different guitar styles. These models form the main product line. Many times, players like the features of one guitar, but strive for another because of different features -- each player trying to balance sonic, aesthetic, and tactile feelings with their own personality. Taku understands this, and it is reflected in the many options which fill the gap between his guitar lines. This allows the performer to choose the best features, and create a truly unique, personalized instrument.
Check eBay | Our unique neck profiles, extremely hard fretwire, and perfectly dressed frets result in the outstanding playability of our instruments. Many well known musicians, such as Reggie Worthy, have fallen under the spell of these special guitars and have spent countless hours with our test guitars in search of their ultimate sound.
Check eBay | Welcome to Schaefer Custom Guitars! I've been handcrafting guitars since the early 1970's. As a one man shop, I focus on the customer's needs from the musician / player's point of view. Every detail from nut width to choice of wood involves the customer's input. Each "model" is only a starting place for the ultimate design of each instrument. Standard construction features include: select aged tone woods, hand-carved, tap tuned top and back, and a high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Check eBay | Chris Siegmund is an exceptionally gifted and inspired craftsman building custom solid body and archtop guitars. Their natural responsiveness and superb musical qualities reveal themselves with every note played. All Siegmund instruments are entirely handcrafted using only the finest woods, personally selected by Chris. Siegmund's unique combination of custom electric guitars and amplifiers creates a unified signature tonality that has been expressly created to inspire and expand your musical vision.
Check eBay | Our company Soller & Sivcak Guitars recorded 15th year of activity in musical business. Its main occupancy is custom manufacturing of electric gutiars and bass guitars, repairing of miscellaneous string instruments and guitar and bass guitar componets distribution.
Check eBay | Customers can get all archtop jazz-guitars coming out of my workshop in different specifications: There are acoustic, semiacoustic (both versions with floating pickup) or electric (with built in pickup) versions for different areas of use.
Check eBay | Michael Spalt, founder and luthier of Totem Guitars, has married his extensive background in fine arts and his lifelong passion for the guitar to the woodcarving and engineering skills acquired over the past 15 years. Totemguitars are fashioned from found objects, pieces of wood left over from more traditional projects and whatever else might cross Michael's path, embodying this colorful approach to art an the building of high quality instruments.
Check eBay | Specimen custom instruments are handmade by luthier Ian Schneller in his Chicago music store, Specimen Products. Most are custom electric guitars and basses created from unusual materials such as phenolic, aluminum, bell brass, masonite, and exotic woods.
Check eBay | When you play a Steinberger, you are playing the future. No other instrument offers the musician a more technologically advanced design. Nothing looks like a Steinberger and ... nothing performs like one either! At the heart of all Steinberger instruments is the Headless design with Double-Ball Tuning System. Tune it up once and don't tune up again until you change your strings! It truly is the "State of the Instrument."
Check eBay | Primarily building electric guitars, basses and mandolins, Michael's instruments share traits such as perfect balance in playing position, a comfortable neck, and body contours that encourage a comfortable playing angle. The superb craftsmanship is clear to the eye but is revealed in more subtle ways. Great truss rod implementation and solid neck joints give all Michael Stevens instruments superb tone and sustain as well as superior "tune-ability" - the characteristic of not only being easy to tune but staying in tune.
Check eBay | At "Suhr Guitars" we are convinced that a hand built guitar can be produced utilizing New World technology. All our bodies and necks are made by us using a state of the art CNC router, 20 years of practical experience and hundreds of hours in programming. It is this total control that helps us produce one of the finest guitars available today. This of course does not replace the handwork still necessary to produce a fine guitar. Each guitar is made by one builder, no assembly lines here. Attention to detail, playability, consistency and tone is what we are about.
Check eBay | I've been building guitars since 1984, only electric guitars since 1988. During my studies of Product-Design from 1992 until 1997, I had the opportunity to get to know my work from a standpoint other than that of traditional craftsmanship. Alongside completely other projects, at this time, the first thoughts about instruments like the birdfish and the tesla emerged. Come take a look.
Check eBay | Joe's whole thing is to start with a great piece of wood and try to give his guitars the widest range of tones possible. Through creative switching, and the right set of pickups, Joe Till guitars can cover all the bases. Warm, fat, buttery, twangy, spanky, jangly, snarly... And when piezo pickups are added to the mix, guitarists will be blabbering all those acoustic adjectives as well. Very cool looking guitars, some reminiscient of that well-known NorCal bass company that employed the maker of Jerry Garcia's guitars.
Check eBay | The main recurring theme through out our work is that we make predominantly electric guitars (any # of strings) and occasionally basses in solid, chambered and acoustic style bodies. All of our instruments are made of the finest woods and are entirely hand-made, by me, at the highest possible level of craftsmanship available today. I commonly seek out and use very rare, interesting and unusual figured woods.
Check eBay | Starting with a standing tree. We Cut Haul , Mill, Dry and process (except for Exotic woods) the wood needed to build the unique personality of every ToneSmith guitar. Founded on the principle of handcrafted quality and vintage tradition, a ToneSmith guitar is designed to the buyer's specifications. Our experienced builders use only the finest materials for your guitar. Your ToneSmith is a quality instrument that exceeds traditional standards.
Check eBay | Tyler guitars offers several classic body style models. The lineup includes the Studio Elite, the Classic, the Mongoose, and the Tylerbastar.
Check eBay | U.S. Masters electric guitars and basses incorporate unique, practical and functional designs and innovations such as our hand-fitted Captive Neck Joint and our Ever-Tru necks with their Extended Uniform Neck Profile and Contoured Flex Truss Rod, developments that specifically enhance resonance, tuning, durability and playability as compared with conventional designs.
Check eBay | Influences of European modernism in art and design are some advantages of an art education with regard to designing and making instruments. Kari Nieminen considers a part of this influence being visible in the overall concept of his design as well as in terms of ergonomics, functionality and playability.
Check eBay | The Wendler electroCoustic is the first solid body acoustic electric guitar that provides the sensitivity and harmonic response of a fine acoustic guitar, and does it at gain levels of the solid body electric guitar. We have combined a hand carved Western Red Cedar body (revered by classical guitar makers for rich, sweet tone) with our hybrid magnetic/piezo pickup system to give you the rich, harmonically complex tone that only the electroCoustic can deliver - all at higher volume levels than you could imagine from any other electric/acoustic instrument on the market today.
Check eBay | Instruments built for musicians, by musicians, with passion, and care, and with the desire to always seek something better. Check out the special features on Wilkat Guitars, like the neck-to-body joint with it's palm-fit contoured heel -- it feels like your playing a neck-through-body style guitar, adding comfort, and great looks too! Wilkat Guitars also offers pyrographic designs and images (burned into the guitar) by artist David Wickenden.
Check eBay | Yamaha offers a classic line of solidbody electrics, hollowbody electrics, archtops, and the "silent" guitar.