Handmade from the finest select woods and materials

Acoustic Archtop Guitars by Orange County Luthier Tad R. Brown



Tad R. Brown is a 7th generation American craftsman who has been involved in music, art, woodworking, and guitars for over 30 years.

Born in New Orleans, raised in southern California, Tad started building guitars in 1996, and has worked for several renowned guitar repair shops,

including the Laguna Beach Guitar Shoppe, and The Guitar Doctor, where he became known for his fine set-up and fret work.

Brown currently builds his amazing custom instruments from his Laguna studio, open by appointment.

Tad personally hand crafts all aspects of each guitar, with exceptional attention to quality, tone, and playability.

Brown guitars are specifically designed and built to be very light and acoustic,

featuring all premium grade solid tonewoods, traditionally handcrafted with classic elegant styling,

using centuries old techniques, with modern refinements. Tad’s unique ultra-light rosewood bridge & saddle design

with no metal parts allows the top of the instrument to be truly responsive, unhindered by excess mass,

for a wide dynamic range of rich acoustic tonal resonance.