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Have questions? Ideas? Want to discuss a complicated build? Give us a call! We strive to be in constant communication with you until your guitar is finished.

BilT Guitars

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(515) 277-0500

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About us

BilT Guitars have been making custom electric guitars by hand in Des Moines, Iowa since 2009.

Tim in the spray booth with a green sparkle Volare

BilT’s a small company.

Every crafted guitar is made by manually using the sense of touch, not only to guide, but also as a wielded hand tool. If it’s not quite clear, we build handmade electric guitars right here in Des Moines, Iowa USA! We love guitars, we love music made with guitars, we love our guitars making music.


Our designs are shaped and informed by a deep experience in guitar repair and restoration. We have the advantage of having worked on thousands of guitars and with thousands of players. We understand the aspects of the guitar that provide peak performance and longevity. We also understand the players expectations and needs and strive to fulfill them. Our mission, our goal, is to create the tools that inspire you to make music.

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