Thank you for visiting WR Custom Guitars!

My shop is located in the foothills of western Maine in the small town of Wilton, just 90 minutes north of Portland. For the past eight years I’ve been dedicated to building high quality steel string acoustic guitars, and making it possible for others to experience the complete building process in The Builder’s Workshop. The quest for the ultimate sound and playability is the driving force and passion at the center of every guitar built here. You will be amazed at the clarity of tone and power that comes from these instruments.



I’m dedicated to serving you in the capacities listed here:

  • The Builder’s Workshop – This is a hands-on 5 day course where you will build and personalize your very own high end acoustic guitar. This is one-on-one personal instruction through the complete building process. Working with high quality serviced materials, you will be guided each step of the way as you craft your guitar. This course may also be attended part time days or evenings to fit your schedule.
  • Custom Guitar Builds – My primary focus is designing and building custom guitars for those looking for an instrument built to exact specifications from a wide range of tone woods, top woods, hardware, and detailed marquetry and inlay. From vintage-style 12 frets to performance-based cutaways and traditional Dreadnoughts, the sky is the limit. I’d love to help you design your dream guitar at an affordable cost. Feel free to call me to discuss your ideas.
  • WR Standard Series Acoustic Guitars – I offer two standard models, a Dreadnought, and a Triple 000 14 Fret. They are constructed from solid tone woods–not veneer. The tops are solid Sitka Spruce, sides and backs are East Indian Rosewood or Mahogany, necks are Mahogany, and fingerboards and bridges are Rosewood. These have a satin finish and basic marquetry and overall are a great value, playing and sounding like the big names at a fraction of the price.
  • Repair Work – From general set-up to refretting, bridge resets, major and minor repairs and restoration, installation of electronics, to teaching you how to care for and maintain your instrument.

If I can help you in any way, feel free to contact me at 207-778-9415.

~ Bill Russo

Bill Playing Brazilian Rosewood Veneer Dreadnought

WR Custom Acoustic Guitars
Home of the Maine Acoustic Guitar Builder’s Workshop
515 McCrillis Corner Rd, Wilton, Maine 04294
(207) 778-9415 or (207) 491-9740