product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars
  • violins


Marc P Maingard has been making guitars since the 1970s and is now based near Cape Town in South Africa. He apprenticed to a cabinet-maker, studying marquetry and french polishing. He also spent a year making violins and cellos. Whilst in the USA he worked with Santa Cruz guitar company making acoustic guitars and later with Jimmy d’Aquisto making jazz instruments. He also spent time with Martin, Gibson and Ovation and is now their sole authorized repair person in South Africa. He makes around one guitar per month.

Source: Maingard Guitars website (6 February 2018)


Marc P Maingard
Cape Town , WC
South Africa
Western Cape ZA