Luthier

Muiderman Guitars

Luthier
Kevin Muiderman
Founded
1997
Location
North Dakota, USA

Muiderman Guitars are a blend of traditional hand-craftsmanship and new acoustic technology.

With a glittering roster of players that includes John Doyle, Leo Kottke, Michael Chapdelaine, and Martin Simpson, Kevin Muiderman is crafting incredible sounding guitars that are ready for the demands of the stage and the road. In recent years, he has added the scientific method to the traditional craft of building guitars. Combined with the use of the finest tonewoods, his experimentation with carbon fiber laminates, “double tops” and non-traditional bracing methods have produced guitars—both classical and steel string—that deliver a boldness, volume, and clarity of note not found elsewhere. 

Having been a woodworker, sculptor, and guitar player for years, building guitars had been a dream since childhood. So, back in the early '90s, he trained with master guitar makers Ivon Schmukler and Alan Chapman at Leeds Guitar Maker's School in Northampton, MA. In addition to learning the craft of building traditionally constructed instruments, Kevin studied Alan Chapman's methods for designing and building carbon fiber, lattice-braced guitars using "test bed" techniques to work through designs before going into production.

Kevin's guitars are also available with soundports, cutaways, ergonomic features like beveled arm and rib rests, and what he calls "The Wave" shape where the body is slimmer under the right arm and deeper where it rests on the leg.

Over the last couple of decades, I’ve incorporated composite materials and alternative bracing methods into my guitar designs to achieve tones and dynamics I am unable to access using traditional methods. Along the way I’ve developed a dozen or so models ranging from parlor size up to super jumbo. Amateur enthusiasts as well as professional players such as Michael Chapdelaine, Leo Kottke, Willy Porter, John Doyle, Michael Gulezian, Mike Gordon (Phish), and others, use them for touring and recording. It’s great fun!

Kevin Muiderman

The Guitars

Kevin offers a wide range of steel-string acoustics. Here are several of the most popular...

Models

OM

Kevin's take on the classic, mid-sized OM, available in a wide array of tonewoods and appointments.

Dimensions
Lower bout
15"
Body length
19-1/2"
Standard specifications
Bracing
Composite graphite
Scale length
25.4"
Nut width
1-11/16"
String spacing
2-1/4"
Case
Hardshell

Chapdelaine

Based on the Loar LO-16, this smaller-bodied guitar was originally designed for guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.

Dimensions
Body length
19-1/4"
Lower bout
14-3/4"
Standard specifications
Bracing
Composite graphite
Scale length
24-3/4"
Nut width
1-11/16"
String spacing
2-1/4"
Case
Hardshell

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Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied