product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars
  • resonator guitars


Paul McGill attended the Earthworks School of Guitar Making in Vermont, run by Charles Fox, for six weeks in 1976. He then set up a workshop in his basement in Wisconsin in 1978, soon moving to a local violin shop in 1979 where he repaired violins as well as making guitars. From 1985 to 1988 he went to work in the restoration shop of Gruhn Guitars in Nashville.  During his early years he made mostly steel stringed acoustic guitars but in 1984 switched to classical guitar making. During the his time in Nashville he  has made many classical guitars for Earl Klugh, as well as some Del Vecchio style resonators. This led to him making several resonators for Chet Atkins in the mid 1990s. The late 1990s saw the introduction of the McGill Super Ace model - an acoustic classical electric guitar used by Peter White.  In 2011 McGill created the Super Steel using a new design derived from the Super Ace but with a larger body shape to better suit the design for fingerstyle guitarists, which has been used by John Standerfer since 2014.

Source: McGill Guitars website (7 March 2018)


Paul McGill
808 Kendall Drive
37209 Nashville , TN
United States
Tennessee US