Westerberg Guitars was registered in 1989 by Peter Westerberg and since 2012 we are situated in central Stockholm were we build guitars and basses.
Design, tone, playability
Our aim is to build high quality guitars with focus on design, tone and playability.
We don’t take short cuts.
Woods and planks
We select premium wood for all our guitars. A good guitar starts with good wood and you it’s hard or impossible to compensate for that later in the chain.
All wood is bought from wood suppliers we trust and we spend many hours to pick the right planks. When it comes to American maple for necks approximatelly one of twenty planks could be used.
Machines and craft. CNC versus handbuilt.
We use a CNC machine to do the initial carving cause a CNC machine is superior to traditional methods when it comes to small tolerances and good finish. Some people to tend to get anxious when you mention CNC in combination with guitar building – they make the wrong assumption it’s not hand made and then a inferior instrument. All bigger manufacturers, regardless if they build bad or good guitars, employs CNC machine but what’s important what you put into to the machine and what you do with the parts coming out of it. I started building guitars in the late 80’s and built it with traditional methods until we started using CNC machines 2013 – and it was a major breakthrough when in comes to tolerances and finish.
Still, if you use a CNC machine there’s like 80 % of work to be done. It’s all about what you do with those remaining percentages.
Hardware, parts and pickups
All hardware is of the highest quality, we only rely on the best sources when it comes to bridges, tuners, pickups, truss rods etc. All laquer is nitro finish.
We offer models of our own design as well as models based on traditional designs. Out philosophy is to design guitars which are aestethic and functional.