Unique Acoustic and Electric Guitars
A thoroughly modern guitar, from the way it's crafted to the features available. Multiple patented and patent pending inventions combined with a range of innovations and techniques from the boutique luthier world form the essence of each instrument. Made from local and exotic woods each guitar is made from the best wood and hardware we can find. A quality acoustic guitar is more than a sum of its parts. When we find mistakes we fix them and we look as hard as we can.
Adjustable and Optimized: A Guitar Tailored to Fit
Adjustable compensation through a split saddle bridge
Easy action-adjustable cantilever neck
Ultra light top and back
Engineered T-beam brace in a falcate pattern
Accessible truss rod
Intricate purfling and rosettes
Inner sound hole art
The Perfect Compensation Split Saddle Bridge
The split saddle bridge system for compensation creates superb intonation. Instead of a standard one piece nut, this one is split into six pieces, one for each string.
These are available as a standalone product for any acoustic guitar builders who have projects in the works. Many people have had great success check out the acoustic guitar compensated bridge reviews
Custom and Acoustic and Electric Guitars
An exquisite acoustic sound in an electric guitar. This thinline hollow body electric guitar has a substantial air cavity making for significant resonance. Excellent hardware accompanies quality woods. These are CTS potentiometers and Switchcraft switches as well as golden age humbuckers.
Reviews of handmade guitars and bridges
They took the time to understand my playing style and to build an instrument that looks great, plays great and was fit for my particular playing style. They worked collaboratively with me to design and build an instrument within my budget and stayed true to the budget throughout the entire process.
Looks and sounds wonderful. I'm sure I will be playing this guitar for many years. I checked out your website. Your dad makes some beautiful guitars. He is a gifted craftsman and luthier.
The guitar is done with your adjustable bridge, working great. Tuning the guitar is easy with the bridge. Thanks for the help.
Welcome to the boutique acoustic guitar shop of Portland Guitar
Who We Are
For fifteen years Jay Dickinson of Portland Guitar has strived to build affordable custom acoustic guitars using the best materials, latest techniques and his patented guitar innovations. Each creation is unique, with its own soul and life. His guitars are optimized to take advantage of engineering principles to provide brilliant low, mid, and high frequency responses.
Please look at our variety of handmade instruments and custom acoustic guitars, and reach out with any questions or comments. Check out our facebook, instagram and newsletter at the bottom of the page to receive updates on what we're doing around the shop.
A Boutique Guitar Shop
We love visits to our acoustic guitar shop in southwest Portland! We have a showroom available to try out our many fine acoustic and electric guitars. If you have an interest in guitar making, becoming a luthier or playing guitars we want to hear from you, Make an appointment: here.
The head luthier: Jay Dickinson has been making fine acoustic guitars for fifteen years on top of woodworking for sixty years. He worked as a professional failure and quality analyst for Hewlett Packard. He has a masters of science in mechanical engineering