Maingard Guitars: Making Trees Sings Again

After nearly 50 years, master luthier Marc Maingard is on his final 16 guitars before retiring. Explore the site and get in touch to order a custom instrument that will live on and share your unique story for generations to come

About Maingard Guitars

Learn More about Marc Maingard

“It has been an honour to make guitars for some of the best players from around the world. I’m excited to see what these last few guitars will bring my way. I hope to catch you soon, and thank you for the many years of joyful creation…”

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A Guitar-Maker with A Twist

Yogi, Surfer, Rebel, Misfit, Adventurer, and more…Marc Maingard brings decades of insight and out of the box creativity to his world-renowned luthiery. It’s no surprise that he’s been titled one of the ‘dream team’, alongside the world’s top hand-crafted guitar makers. If you are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that goes far beyond just buying a guitar, then you’re in the right place. 

Steel String Guitars

Unparalleled sound and Design by one of the great living masters, with unique and unmatched design, inlays and more


Explore the details which have made Maingard Guitars a global phenom, from headstocks to Brazilian Rosewood, and much more

Nylon String Guitars

Played and loved by many of the world’s top classical guitarists, these designs will move and inspire you

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A Powerful Testimonial

Crosby, Stills, & Nash

“It was in South Africa of all places that I should find the best guitar maker in the world. A unique and lovely sound…”
– Steven Stills

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