L-4 style Archtop
L-4 style Archtop

Forms, credit Jo Vidrine
Forms, credit Jo Vidrine



UPDATE June 2021: We are moving!  Our storefront is currently closed while we pack up and move into a bigger space just 2 blocks from our old location.  We'll reopen in late June and hope to see you then!  New address: 1121 N State St, in the alley behind the farmer's market.


Welcome to Champlin Guitars.  

For more about the storefront or repair work, please go here:

Repair and Sales

For custom built guitars and general info, please click the tabs, enjoy the pics, and don't hesitate to call or drop me a line.


-The storefront is open!  Regular hours at 1230 Cornwall Ave are Fri, Sat & Sun 1-7. I'm onsite offering full repair service from restrings and setups, to fret work and structural repair. There's always a fun selection of used and vintage guitars, with a price range for everybody.  All guitars are fully setup and ready to play, and I also have an array of strings, picks, and general accessories in stock.  Come say hello!

-I was happy to see a Champlin guitar being represented onstage at Clifftop,WV 2019  Nokosee Fields, and Joseph Decosimo took 1st and 2nd places in the fiddle contest, both accompanied by Leo Shannon on his Champlin L-00.  Check out the video here:



-Thanks to all who visited my pop-up shop at The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA, June 30 - July 7 2019.  It was a busy and fun week!  I offered fretted instrument repair, sales and consultation, along with the excellent violin and bow makers Jamie Hermann, Brandon Godman, and Jacob Mitas.  See you again next year...   www.centrum.org

-I was featured in Fretboard Journal's online magazine.  Check it out here:


-It was a grand time at the 44th annual NW Handmade Instrument Show in Portland, May 4-5, 2019.   Thanks to all the folks who came out, said howdy, and tried out some guitars!  Details here:


-Hand screen printed Champlin Guitar Co. shirts available!

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