About Us

A journey of discovery for the perfect guitar

Inspire Guitars was founded by Mark Tatum, an avid player and luthier. Mark started luthier work doing repairs and upgrades for players. After years of hearing players complain about what they didn't like about their guitars and wanted fixed, Mark realized that what most players wanted was a custom guitar built to their own specifications. So Inspire opened their doors in 2005 taking custom orders. After years of tinkering Mark finally came up with the perfect mix and lauched the custom crafted Inspire model lineup you see in our model section of the website. We have been recieving rave reviews ever since and have been rapidly building a fan base and our guitars are used by many up-and-coming artists. You can order an Inspire to our model specification and we will build it custom just for you. We also give you freedom to specify your own ideas and we will do that for you based on our model body and neck designs. When time allows we also pre-build guitars and will post them right here in our store for sale. Go to the Quote section of our website and tell us what your looking for. We'd love to hear from you.

Mark Tatum is member of Guild of American Luthiers

Inspire Guitars proudly endorses: Grizzly Woodworking Machines, StewMac Luthier and Finishing Supplies, Gator Cases, Ernie Ball Strings, Tatu Pickguards, and T-Mac Pearl Inlay Tools

Shop Tour - Build in Process

A visual tour of Inspire craftsmanship. We do finishing, handshaping neck carves, custom by hand fret work, inlay, custom exclusive pickups, hand carved nuts, high end hardware, tung oil, satin and gloss finishes, complex wiring and switching and setup.