All images and music copyright Mark Swanson Music.
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.
Sometimes I get time to build instruments that are not yet spoken for, and I’ll let you know when I have something right here. Right now I don’t have much, and I am working on orders that I already have.
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.
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