Bluett Bros. Violins


Handmade Acoustic Guitars

Many different types of acoustic guitars are produced at Bluett Bros Violins. Everything from the classical style to steel string and arch top guitars, Mark will guide you on types of wood, inlay and different shapes available. If you are looking for the highest quality of tone and craftsmanship, you need to have one of his original acoustic guitars.

Guitar Making Process

Where factory-made guitars run short on detail and precision, Bluett guitars thrive. Before starting on your instrument, Mark will want get to know as much as he can about how you play the guitar.

When ordering a guitar from Mark, he will get to know your genre of music and playing style first, in order to understand what style of guitar and materials will make the best instrument to suit your style. Do you play classical music, bluegrass, or jazz? Do you play more rhythm, or lead?

Next, Mark will take the time to study all aspects of the woods he’ll use, and craft the instrument based on the thickness of wood, width of the grain, and size of the guitar, all to create the perfect instrument for the sound that best suits your playing style.

Most Bluett guitars are made with a spruce top, and Mark will use high quality imported woods such as mahogany or koa wood for the back and body to craft the sound that you are looking for.

Mark has been playing guitar for 45 years and knows exactly what the accomplished musician needs.

Mark has made everything from dreadnaughts, jumbos, triple o’s, and cutaways to everything in between. If you have an idea for your dream guitar, do not hesitate to call the shop and speak with Mark. Most Bluett guitars are sold between the range of $3,500 to $6,000 or higher, depending on the desired detail of your instrument. He will work with your budget to make the perfect guitar for you.

Buying A Guitar

Buying a handmade guitar from Bluett Bros Violins will be an investment that you will not regret. Mark Bluett has crafted guitars of many different styles, details, and capabilities. When purchasing an original Bluett guitar, you can rest assured that your instrument will be built for a lifetime of durability, full sound, and great playability.

If you are near the York, Pennsylvania area, and have an interest in fine acoustic guitars, come visit the shop and see for yourself what Mark is working on.

Building Your Own Guitar

As a master guitar luthier, Mark also offers a luthier apprenticeship program to those interested in building their own instrument. If you’ve ever wanted to build your own guitar, call Bluett Bros today!

As a part time luthier apprentice, you will pay a set fee plus the cost of materials. Mark will guide you step by step through the process of building your own guitar.

As a full time apprentice, you will complete a three-year program, committing a minimum of 25 hours per week in the shop, and will be allowed to keep your first and last instruments, while selling the others through the shop.

Visit the luthier apprenticeship page and call Mark for more information.

Mark also offers guitar repair and restoration services for all types of guitars.