product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • Violas
  • violins


Michael Hemken hand carves acoustic archtop guitars, violin, violas, and bows. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1951 but moved California in 1974, where he began repairing musical instrument for musician friends. Two years later carved his first archtop guitar and violin. Since then he has maintained a limited production of one of a kind instruments. Michael is also a master electrician.

Source: Hemken Guitars website


Michael Hemken
3876 Putah Ridge Trail
95694 Winters , CA
United States
California US