StringSmith Instruments: Custom Guitars

 For over 30 years luthier Kevin  Smith has been building the finest custom-designed fretted instruments.   

About Us

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Custom Instruments

 We will build your instrument  to fit your specific requests - to fit your fingers and playing style,  from a singing finger-style parlor guitar to the roar of a full-size  bluegrass guitar. We have designed and built everything from  Ukeleles, to a one of a kind double-neck 12-string/classical guitar. 

The Vagabond Guitar Family

Vagabond Guitar

Handmade here in Castleton, NY since  1981, the Vagabond travel Guitaris versatile, played on stage or just around  the house, and ideal for songwriting, recording, and travel. 



After building the guitars, we play them; Check out "The StringSmith" and "GypZbilly"

Next Date: February 9 at #10 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA


Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours, or by appointment.

StringSmith Instruments

55 Green Ave, Castleton, NY 12033, USA

Call us: (518) 732-7210 - please leave a message, we WILL call back!


Or by Appointment: Whenever possible, we will arrange to meet with you at your convenience!

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