top of page
Altman family playing instruments
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

        Welcome to          
Altman Guitars

Handcrafted since 1997

Here at Altman Guitars, we take great pride in everything we produce. Although the instrument industry has changed immensely over time, there are some things that remain constant such as our attention to detail, the quality of our work and our care for those who buy our guitars. Please browse our new site to let us know if we can help with any of your questions.

Home: Welcome

- Latest News -​​

  • We are happy to announce our shop has expanded and we are now offering services and repairs. Please see our Repairs page for pricing.

  • You can find us on Facebook at Atman Guitars.

  • UP COMING EVENT: Artisan Guitar Show, Harrisburg PA, April 19-21,2024

  • We had an exciting time being at IBMA this year. Check out our pictures.

  • We would like to thank Kathy @ Farm Fresh Photography for coming out and taking pictures. 

  • If you own one of our instruments, we would love to hear from you. Please send us a brief comment.

  • Currently taking orders. Wait time 7-9 months.

The Sound

Are you having a hard time finding that “Vintage Sound” in a new build?

Bob Altman and Sons have the "Vintage sound" you want and need.

Over the years, Bob has developed and dialed in the voicing of that “Vintage Sound”. These handcrafted guitars have an open balanced sound, a resonant tone, with rich warm sustain, that is full of overtones and a nuanced sound.

The sound is generated from the interior of the guitar including the top, back, sides, neck, fretboard, nut and saddle. Even the finish plays a role in this. The bracing and construction of an acoustic guitar play a significant role in its sound. The bracing helps to support the top of the guitar and can affect the resonance and sustain of the instrument. The top, or soundboard, is responsible for producing the majority of the guitar’s sound. There is a lot that goes into the sound of the guitar from start to finish.

For this sound, it is crucial that the craftsmanship of the luthier, not only be top notch, but as close to perfection as possible. Bob has built this way over the years and is happy to pass this on to his sons as they build along with him.



 "Over the last two decades I have enjoyed playing my Altman.  The workmanship was exquisite and the sound and volume were remarkable.  I know from my contacts with dealers that Bob's guitars are highly prized."

Ralph Grosswald

This month featuring our Mandolins found on you tube.


Search video...
Demo of Altman Loar Series AMF-5 Mandolin, SN 11022

Demo of Altman Loar Series AMF-5 Mandolin, SN 11022

Play Video
Kym Warner test drives an Altman

Kym Warner test drives an Altman

Play Video
Kym Warner test drives a new Altman II

Kym Warner test drives a new Altman II

Play Video
Mike Marshall And Dewey Farmer- clip 1

Mike Marshall And Dewey Farmer- clip 1

Play Video

Contact Us


Face Book @ Altman Guitars

Thanks for submitting!

Home: Contact
bottom of page