Michael McCarten has been making, restoring, and repairing stringed instruments since the late 1970’s. He is a long time member of the Association of Stringed instrument Artisans, The Guild of American Luthiers, New England luthiers, as well as the Granite State Luthiers sub-group of the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers.
He makes a variety of individualized acoustic as well as electric instruments such as guitars, basses, mandolins, and ukuleles. He specializes in hand carved archtop instruments.
On a limited basis he has made different ethnic, traditional, and non- traditional instruments as he considers these as providing a fresh perspective on building.
He is happy to take on custom designs for clients including custom shapes, inlays, and carving.