My name is Scott MacDonald and I’ve been building one of a kind custom acoustic and electric guitars for over 25 years. In addition to guitar making, I offer services in  guitar repair and vintage guitar restoration, as well as other fretted instruments. My shop is a factory-authorized repair and warranty center for Martin, Taylor and Gibson guitars.

Custom Instruments

My custom instruments are designed and built specially for each customer. They are essentially designed around YOU, the artist.

I pay close attention to the details that will make the guitar feel as if it was born with you. You are unique, and your guitar should be, too. My goal is to build you an instrument that will bring out the best in you.

Restoring Vintage Instruments

Restoring vintage guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and banjos is something I love a great deal. They have such history. It is important to treat them with respect and restore them correctly, to preserve their value and original spirit.

My Studio

My 875-square-foot post and beam studio is located in Chester, Vermont. Outfitted with many specialized tools and fixtures, it is one of the most well-equipped independent guitar building and repair shops in the world. It is also fully climate-controlled, which is essential when building and repairing guitars.