hand-built acoustic guitars

art
soul
craftsmanship
passion

we create art that sings

About

it began because of a gift from Paul's 2nd dad - Raymond Haack

Burner Guitars began in the summer of 2008 after Paul and Kyle took a week-long trip to Saylorsburg, PA and built two acoustic guitars under the guidance of master luthier Kevin Gallagher of Omega Guitars. Their natural talent and comfort with wood found them desiring to take what they had learned during their time with Kevin and expand it to building guitars of their own design.

To chronicle their love of the process they posted photos of their builds on a web community called the Acoustic Guitar Forum. It was on this forum that their skills were noticed and they were encouraged to 1) continue their process of becoming luthiers and 2) sell their guitars.

 

It was the positive feedback they received on their first 3 guitars that has set this dream in motion. Paul and Kyle would like to thank Kevin Gallagher (R.I.P.) and the community of guitar builders on the OLF (Official Luthier’s Forum) for giving them the guidance they needed to become better builders with each new guitar project.

the detail

Meticulous attention to detail, from the design stage to completion, makes a Burner guitar truly a “piece of art that makes music”. Each piece of wood, fret wire, and tuners are carefully selected for both tonal properties and cohesive design sensibility.

the balance

Father and son. One at a time. Painstakingly built with love for the craft in every cut, sanding stroke, glue joint or shave of a brace. We believe the balance between art, soul, craftsmanship and engineering is what makes a great guitar. We strive to coax a new song out of these gorgeous woods that grace our hands and tools.

One-Off

unique as the wood they come from

A one-off design that speaks of our love for music through a guitar.

Completed guitars may be available for purchase.

stories

There are parts to the process that we love to share. We’ve discovered the artistry of the tools we use and love their function. If the tool we need doesn’t exist, we’ll make one that works for our needs.

we love clamps

There are many ways to attach a back or top to a guitar. We happen to LOVE using old-school wood F-clamps! The more the merrier!

The wood search

We LOVE finding unique sets of wood for the sides and back of a guitar. This set is a highly figured Cocobolo Rosewood..