- acoustic guitars
Joe McKay started making acoustic instruments in the mid 1990s in a shed next to his house. He started by studying violin making with the late Robert Rife. McKay combined this luthiery training with the principles of engineering and physics learned from his college education to develop acoustic guitars with original bracing patterns and hand tuned tops. McKay Guitars produced a limited number of custom handmade guitars each year - but circa 2018 the website was inactive.