Founded in 2011 by Scott Lienhard, Acacia Guitars is the maker of premier guitars for amateurs and professional alike. Starting their small business in their parents’ garage, Scott and Tom at first built just one guitar at a time with just a few tools. When their business started to grow, they started to gain the knowledge and expertise to create handcrafted custom made instruments.
As dedicated musicians and devoted woodworkers, Scott and Tom fell into their profession naturally. They use the tools and craftsmanship that have been tested and proven by the forces of time, but they combine these traditions with cutting-edge technologies. Thus, Acacia Guitars is able to produce high-quality, custom guitars that are designed with the player’s personality and preferences in mind. Mixing comfortable shapes with contoured arms and body cuts, an Acacia guitar can be played with ease for hours at a stretch, the way a guitar is supposed to be.
Scott Lienhard was also a student at woodworking school, studying furniture design and stringed instrument making. He is the lead designer and architect when it come the our body shapes, headstock designs and construction. He strives to create unique designs that have the player in mind by combining high quality tone woods and precision made hardware with organic/fluid designs that are comfortable as well as pleasing to the eye. When he is not in his workshop, he can probably be found at a local school, where he teaches woodworking and turning classes.