About Portland Guitar

A father-son operation comprised of Jay and Max Dickinson. Jay is the luthier and guitar maker while Max runs operations.

Jay is a lifelong mechanical engineer and wood worker with many projects under his belt. He has a master’s degree and 20 years of experience working as a failure and acoustic analyst.

We strive for robust, elegant guitars where quality is the main ingredient. An ethic of improvement and never good enough is applied to every project. Perfection in handmade instruments is not possible, but we aim to get close.



Jay the guitar luthier and Max