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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 Sta Cool SM-1 in Green with Lighted Gauge

The McSwain Sta Cool SM-1 features a Mahogany body with a custom aluminum Sta Cool oil-can top, a three-piece Mahogany neck, and an Aluminum bound Ebony fretboard with hex nut […]

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Preowned McSwain Guitars Black Flag SM-2 with Silver Skull Stars

Black Flag The Black Flag is an extension of the Red White & Bullets model, which was born out of McSwain’s desire to see a guitar with an American flag […]

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McSwain Guitars Ace of Spades SM-1

This Mcswain Ace of Spades SM-1 features a Mahogany body, a three-piece Mahogany neck with Aluminum bound Ebony fretboard. The body’s worn finish is riveted with spades. The Spade emblem […]

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McSwain Guitars Union Jack SM-1

The McSwain Guitars Union Jack design embodies the battle-worn history of the British Invasion from the Beatles and Sex Pistols to the heaviest Rock ‘n Roll flag bearers like Motorhead […]

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McSwain Guitars Sta Cool in Black with Lighted Gauge

The McSwain Sta Cool 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 Vintage Budweiser Can Guitar

McSwain Vintage Budweiser Can Guitar I’ve always loved graphics that are somewhat subtle but very memorable. Budweiser is not exempt from this concept. I found these old steel Budweiser cans […]

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McSwain Guitars Rust White & Bullets SM-1

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

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McSwain Guitars Campos Santos Jr Carve Top

This Mcswain Campo Santo SM-Jr features a carved top Mahogany body, a three-piece Mahogany neck with Aluminum bound Ebony fretboard. The body’s worn finish is riveted with .357 bullet shells. […]

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McSwain Guitars Rusty Machine

This McSwain “Rusty Machine” features a rusted iron finish over a tone chambered Mahogany body, three piece Mahogany neck, and an Ebony fretboard with Aluminum binding. Inset in the body […]

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McSwain Guitars Vintage SM-2

This McSwain Vintage SM-2 features a carved Flame Maple top over a tone chambered Mahogany body, a three-piece Mahogany neck with an Ebony fretboard and headstock veneer with binding all […]

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McSwain Guitars Red White & Bullets SM-Jr

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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McSwain Guitars Campo Santo SM-Jr Carve Top

This Mcswain Campo Santo SM-Jr features a carved top Mahogany body, a three-piece Mahogany neck with Aluminum bound Ebony fretboard. The body’s worn finish is riveted with .357 bullet shells. […]