Mark Swanson is a member of the Guild of American Luthiers and the American Federation of Musicians Local 56
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Welcome to the Swanson Guitars website. My name is Mark Swanson, and I build the guitars and mandolins that you'll see here. If you have come here looking for a fine handmade instrument then I hope you'll look around and contact me for a price quote or to talk about your questions, needs and comments.
The instruments I build are made completely by me alone in my one-man shop. I don't source any of my parts from other suppliers. The Acoustic and Electric guitars and Standard and Octave mandolins that I build can be found by clicking the links at the top of each page, and I hope you'll stop to view the photos. I can work with you on the choices of wood and appointments so please take the time to imagine your special Guitar or Mandolin as you look at the photos.
I currently have three guitars for sale, a Mahogany and Spruce Parlor guitar, a Redwood and Mahogany Fatboy, and a Spruce and Palo Escrito L-00. Drop me a line and ask about them.
I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan and there is a rich lutherie tradition here. I have been wrapped up in that since I was quite young, and have been a professional musician all of my adult life. I have been building stringed instruments for more than twenty five years. I know the needs of professional musicians, and my instruments are built to fill the needs that the best musicians demand.
So welcome to my web home, have a good look around and don't forget to visit the Music pages where you can hear some of the songs I've written and find out where you can see me play around west Michigan. And a big Thank You for stopping by!