Are you looking for a handmade guitar?
My name is Bengt Wälivaara and I am a guitar maker living in Linköping, Sweden. As a material engineer with a PhD in Physics, my lifelong passion for wood working, design and music has led me into professional guitar making. I offer individually customized and handcrafted guitars, both acoustic and electric. All instruments are made in my one-man workshop in Linköping using specialized fixtures and tools. A combined use of eye and hand with modern machines result in artistry and high precision.
A central part of my guitar building is to ensure the following quality features:
- High acoustic response, clarity of tone and a long sustain
- High playing comfort
- Durability and easy maintenance
Read more about my design philosophy.
Welcome to contact me to discuss ideas for your next instrument (Contact). You can also find a selection of my guitars at Musikhuset i Linköping (https://www.lkpgmusik.se/).
Check out my Instagram for ongoing builds!
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2019-12-10: Article in the local newspaper Linköpingsposten
2019-09-28: Demo day in Linköping, Sweden, click on link below for a short video clip (3min)
Workhop 28 sept (short version)
Click on full versions (in Swedish) with all interesting discussions (three parts):