Dream Guitars® was started by Paul Heumiller and fingerstyle guitarist extraordinaire Martin Simpson. The idea was to gather together the finest guitars in the world and to offer them in an honorable fashion with real expertise and guidance. To this end we sought out and critically reviewed instruments from many of the top builders. We now offer many of the finest instruments in the world in one place, brought to you by players, for players.

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Picking Up The Pieces with David Wilcox

We recently had the great pleasure of chatting with fingerstyle-songwriter virtuoso David Wilcox about his complex (to say the least) journey through the world of guitar amplification. Years of teasing out the proper application of each kind of pickup have resulted in a system that employs over five pickups–for one guitar! You’ll want to listen… Read more »

Next Tippin Al Petteway Signature Underway!

We don’t rest on our laurels, and neither does Bill Tippin. Bill just finished the latest Al Petteway Signature model, which we sold in a few days, and the next week we went ahead and locked in the next build for one of our clients! Bill is already hard at it! Here’s a couple of… Read more »

Repair Guru Turned Builder Buff: Butch Boswell Joins DG

What better way to learn what makes a guitar really sing than by first resurrecting hundreds of choked starlets? Enter: Butch Boswell, veteran of over 20 years’ experience in the repair world whose own guitars belt it out with clarity and gusto. We recently got to check out a guitar Butch had custom built for a… Read more »

Dream Family’s Newest Sons: Glenn Nichols & His Corralitos

We’re more than happy to announce our latest partnership with Glenn Nichols, restoration maestro and electric guitar experimenteur. The curves of his Corralitos model are velvet smooth in hand-rubbed varnish and a dark burst, with McNelly Bliss humbuckers and adjustable bridge (more on that later), and it’ll be available on our site soon. In the meantime,… Read more »

Players Say: "By far the best collection of acoustic guitars I’d ever played"

When I first met Paul, I had no idea he sold guitars. After a show, he invited me up to his house and one by one Paul started pulling out all these incredible instruments for me to try. It was by far the best collection of acoustic guitars I'd ever played. It's no surprise that Dream Guitars® has grown to become one of the best sources for high-end guitars on the planet. Highly recommended!

Todd Hallawell, Fingerpicking Champion,
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