Michel Pellerin

The journey of a guitar maker:
25 years of sound and passion

After training as a guitar maker, Pellerin worked for a short period of time in a guitar factory. He quickly came to realize that assembly-line work was not his cup of tea; he would rather devote his body, soul and energy to creating unique instruments of his own design.

When he began doing guitar repairs, he could see the mistakes that some companies were making. His innate attention to detail and desire to create outstanding guitars have remained his driving motivational force.

Pellerin has a unique ability to hear the vibrations of the wood even before the guitar is finished. For a few years, he passed this expertise on to students at Cégep Limoilou in his repair and finishing and varnishing classes. Some of the finest international makers also call upon his services for private lessons.

Pellerin’s quest for absolute perfection never ends. Through sharing his expertise, he never ceases to think and rethink his methods, striving to constantly improve his craft.

To date, Michel Pellerin and his work partner, François X, have made over 220 exceptional guitars.

A reputation that echoes worldwide

World-class guitar makers like Michel Pellerin are rare. That’s why even the greatest makers call upon his expertise for private lessons. All of them recognize Pellerin’s methodical approach of writing down all the distinctive characteristics of each guitar to ensure a continued improvement in his work. Pellerin has grasped the concept of energy transfer and the connection between the various parts of a guitar. He is a true virtuoso, always seeking the best results.

With full-on quality, play full on

Michel Pellerin has a solid understanding of living and organic materials. With his utmost skill, he is able to create instruments that stand the test of time. His technique is set like a metronome: there is no room for error. The design, the materials, the adjustments and the resonance must come together in a symphony. Michel Pellerin demands nothing less than the perfect note in perfect harmony.

The artisan in action

Voici Michel Pellerin dans son atelier en plein travail de confection. Entouré d’essences de bois et d’instruments, Michel est en accord parfait avec sa passion. Inspiré et concentré, il laisse aller toute sa musicalité pour créer des guitares qui transforment la vie des musiciens.

Des guitares qui rockent

Here is Michel Pellerin in his workshop in the midst of his art. Surrounded by wood and instruments, Pellerin is in tune with his passion. Inspired and focused, he lets his musicality flow to create guitars that change the lives of musicians.

Check out his most beautiful guitars