product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • electric guitars


David Matlin founded Matlin Guitars in 1978 in Mendocino, California. Matlin made both acoustic and electric guitars. In 1984 he made a short scale 00 sized acoustic guitar for Kate Wolf, and it was passed on to Nina Gerber following Kate's death in 1986. Matlin died in 2015.

Source: Acoustic Guitar Magazine. 1984 David Matlin. Adam Perlmutter. April 2013.

Source: David Matlin website (archived 2007)


David Matlin Mendocino , CA
United States
California US