product types: 

  • electric guitars
  • acoustic guitars


John McHugh is a luthier and a performing musician. As one of the few musicians that also designs and builds his own acoustic instruments, he has the chance to really refine his guitar designs.

Starting out as a self taught guitarist, John began making instruments seriously in 1978. His career as a builder took him away from performing, as most of his creative energy went into the guitars he was building. By 1998 John decided to devote more time to recording and performing: in 1998 he recorded "It's about time" and in 2002 he recorded "Songs in the Key of Wood".

His live repetoire includes both his own compositions and a variety of cover tunes spanning 40 years. Accompanied by a 2, 3, or 4 piece band he performs at a variety of venues and occasions.


McHugh Guitars
PO Box 2216
60065-2216 Northbrook , IL
United States
Illinois US