McSwain Guitars is a very small, private Portland USA based company, founded by Stephen McSwain. No mass production; McSwain Guitars are all "Custom Shop ordered" built. His guitars are a mix between art and guitar, or as McSwain himself calls it: functional art. A true creative, Mcswain's enthusiasm and passion for his craft is nothing short of infectious.
Meet Stephen McSwain
In 1996 Stephen McSwain decided to jump ship from the corporate world of the steel company he worked for to live his dream of building guitars.
Stephen combines state-of-the-art CNC neck and body cuts with handmade shaping to deliver our signature customized designs.
"I'm the wearer of all hats," he says. "I design, cut and finish the metalwork, All the paint, textures, aged wear, and so on, I do by hand."