product types: 

  • acoustic guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars


Ned Whittemore has been making guitars since 1977. Ned started out building guitars professionally as Mill City Guitar Works in Minneapolis in 1981. He moved to Southern California in 1989 and changed his company name to Mill City West.  All his early guitars are branded Mill City.  He began using his own name (Whittemore Guitars) around 2005, but all Whittmore & Mill City guitars were hand made by Ned. Whitmore makes electric guitars (including archtop, semi-hollow and solid body designs) as well as Martin style acoustics and classical guitars.

Source: Whittemore Guitars website (11 April 2023)


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