Bethany Guitars features the work of luthier Phil Brunwin and specializes in six string acoustic guitars for the serious musician.

Bethany Guitars will be at the Northeast Guitar Expo next Saturday October 29 from 10am to 6pm. The expo is at the Farmington Marriot convention center in Farmington CT. exit 37 off I84. Please drop by to see my latest guitars.


Although the guitars I build may display many fine cosmetic details, my primary concerns with the construction of the instruments are their sound, playability and long term stability. To achieve these goals, great attention is given to the guitar design, the wood selection and a no compromise approach to their construction. One of the first questions I get is, “But how much do they cost?”My guitars can be very affordable, especially if you do not want a lot of cosmetic detail. Custom rosette and purfling designs, although these are things I love making, take a lot of time and will drive up the cost as will exotic wood selection.Neither of these is needed to make a great sounding guitar that is comfortable to play. The base prices for my guitars are in the $2,200-$2,500 range with a highly detailed Brazilian rosewood model topping out around $6,500.                                       

How do I order a guitar? By far the best way is to visit me at my workshop in Bethany, Connecticut where we can sit down to discuss your requirements and you can play the five or six guitars I keep in stock. These guitars are what I call my workshop specials. I build these along with the custom orders and sell them on my web site or at guitar shows. Sometimes when customers come to my shop thinking about a custom guitar they walk away with one of my workshop specials. They get a bargain and I get to make another guitar to my specifications, which is why I started making guitars in the first place. Everyone is happy. If getting to Connecticut is not practical we can work things out via phone or email. I can ship you a workshop special to play although you do have to provide me with a cashier’s check for its value which I will destroy or return upon the return of the guitar.