Ken Miller Guitars

We specialize in building fretted instruments; designing and building each individually handmade instrument with an endless variety of options available to the customer - including woods (and extra fancy woods), inlays of shell, stone, metals and wood, and carving. We enjoy building with traditional materials, and are proud that the Brazilian Rosewood, Koa, and Ivory that we use are all from salvage or renewable harvest sources, so as not to contribute to the global depletion of these materials - while honoring those already harvested by recycling. These instruments are our interpretations of traditional art and designs which have inspired us and others.

We believe that a world class instrument is made of three essential components:

  1. Tone and responsiveness
  2. Playability
  3. Beauty

The final product is not only a result of our skills, but it is also an accumulation of the energy that is transferred from the builders and the customer into the very wood itself. We believe that our intention to build the very best guitar possible and our love of the work are incorporated into the essence of the instrument. We invite you to play our instruments and experience this essence.