All images and music copyright Mark Swanson Music.
My name is Mark Swanson, and I build the guitars and mandolins that you'll see here.
If you have come here looking for a fine handmade instrument then I hope you'll look around and contact me for a price quote or to talk about your questions, needs and comments.
The instruments I build are made completely by me alone in my one-man shop. I don't source any of my parts from other suppliers. The Acoustic and Electric guitars and Standard and Octave mandolins that I build can be found by clicking the links at the top of each page, and I hope you'll stop to view the photos. I can work with you on the choices of wood and appointments so please take the time to imagine your special Custom Guitar or Mandolin as you look at the photos.
I also host an Open Mic Night, on Thursday evenings at
Currently The Open Mic is taking a break until after Thanksgiving. The Brewery is moving to a better location inside the 8th Street Grille!
West Michigan Guitar Repair Central!
I also do a lot of guitar repair and restorations. I’ve been doing this for a lot of years, and those who may not know of my reputation in the area frequently email and ask me about it. If you have an instrument for repair or restoration please send me an email and ask about it, or you may bring it directly to Rainbow Music in Grand Rapids where I do repair work.
A Thank You to my friends at the River Rock and The Score for having me play this summer. I had a lot of great times! See you in the spring!