We make guitars one at a time.
Over the course of fifty years of instrument building handmade custom guitars here at Froggy Bottom Guitars, our building methodology has turned on a simple idea: we make one guitar at a time.
One guitar, one player. It’s personal.
We go beyond ensuring that each guitar has been built to specs. In addition to the details of each guitar’s design, we know who the guitar is for; what it is designed to do; and how the details of its construction play into the overall goals of the client for the instrument itself. We are not a factory; we are not factory workers. We are intimately involved with every instrument we build.
At Froggy Bottom, we have not lusted to increase our guitar output year after year. Our connection to each instrument and player would suffer. Instead, we strive to get each instrument to exceed the hopes and expectations of its owner, to open new territory for them and to satisfy and expand their musical lives.
We don’t promote our instruments by the stars who play them. We see no use in focusing your attention on the guitar someone else is playing. Our goal is to build a guitar for you.
Meet Glenn Carson,
our Mother of Pearl engraver
August 2020: Glenn’s son put together this 20 minute video about his father.
Glenn has been working with Froggy Bottom Guitars since the 40th anniversary series — ten years ago!
On December 31, 2019 we completed our “Bat McGrath” raffle of this beautiful Model C. The winner has been notified.
Bat passed away while the raffle was ongoing, but the intent was to help him and his family with the medical costs associated with his last months. The raffle raised over $40,000. Thank you to all who participated: 437 people from 41 states and 10 locations outside the US purchased 1827 tickets.