McSwain Guitars

McSwain Guitars

Tired of seeing the same old guitars and designs, artist, luthier & musician Stephen McSwain decided to create a new breed he likes to call “functional art.” Each instrument is hand made, one at a time, and has unique characteristics that make it a highly collectible guitar or piece of art, depending on how you look at it. It all began many years ago with a motor carving tool, some Exacto knives, artistic and musical aptitude passed along and nurtured by Mom and Dad McSwain, and a whole lot of patience and persistence. The first guitar body was purchased from a guitar parts supply company as a completely experimental piece. Stephen started carving faces into the wood and eventually ended up with the guitar that is now in the possession of Steve Vai. That was number 0001.

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McSwain Guitars Machine Standard SM-1 with Lighted Gauge

The McSwain Machine Standard SM-1 features a Mahogany body with a custom aluminum riveted top, a three-piece Mahogany neck, and an Aluminum bound Ebony fretboard with hex nut inlays. Powered […]

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Preowned 2015 McSwain Guitars StaCool in Blue with Lighted Gauge

This preowned McSwain StaCool features a tone chambered Mahogany body with a custom aluminum Sta Cool oil-can top, a three-piece Mahogany neck, an Aluminum bound Ebony fretboard with hex nut […]

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McSwain Guitars Red White & Bullets SM-1

Red White & Bullets The Red White & Bullets was born out of McSwain’s desire to see a guitar with an American flag that actually looked cool. Starting with painted […]

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View All Sold McSwain Guitars

View all the McSwain Guitars we’ve sold.