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  (
Check out my Instagram for ongoing builds!
Bengt Wälivaara

Youtube clip on recension WEG 03 guitar

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):

Part 1 (10 min)

Part 2 (5.28 min)

Part 3 (12.50 min)