Please also see the FAQ page for a lot more info not covered here.

I'm a trained luthier and have been building instruments since 2010. Every guitar here is built completely from scratch with kiln dried hardwoods. I work hard to do something new and unique with every instrument that I build. It keeps things fresh for me, keeps me inspired and allows me to offer truly special instruments. I can confidently say that I have never and likely never will build the same exact guitar twice.

I have a BA Degree in Media Studies from the University of Southern Maine and later headed out west to the Roberto Venn Guitar Luthiery School. Prior to working with guitars, and oftentimes alongside my guitarwork in those earlier days, I had many different jobs from carpentry, to farmhand, to working on an oil rig hundreds of miles offshore. I'm currently making guitars in my home state of Maine. Over the years I've also lived and worked in Phoenix Arizona, Vermont and Washington State. My original Swedish last name is Gronlund, from which I take the name for my guitars.

I build with a lot of North American hardwoods such as Old Growth Redwood, varying types of figured Maple, Swamp Ash, Claro Walnut and New England Black Walnut. Much of it grown and harvested right here in my home state of Maine and much of it also coming from the west coast in Oregon. As you may notice I also occasionally use solid brass for guitar tops. This creates a fantastic sharp and full bodied tone when coupled with quality hardwoods. It also conjures up a look like no other.

My intent is simply to build a hell of a guitar like you don't see just anywhere.


                                                                                                        - James Greene



Policies and Fully Transferable Lifetime Warranty


Custom Sales

Custom builds are handcrafted to an individual's specifications and for this reason all custom spec guitar sales are final. If you do have an issue of any kind definitely contact me! I'll do my absolute best to sort you out and we can always tweak and alter things for you. This is where the Lifetime Warranty explained below comes into play.


Inventory Sales

Inventory sales of already built and ready to ship guitars are a bit different. Because they were not built to a particular buyer's custom specs I can be more lenient. I want to allow buyers of an inventory guitar to have the ability to assure that the guitar meets their expectations of quality and playability. When you first receive an inventory guitar, handle and play it very lightly and decide if it is for you. Should you decide for any reason that it's is not a good match for you it may be returned for a full refund so long as it is in absolute brand new condition as it was originally delivered. This must be done within the first day of receiving the guitar and the buyer will be responsible for paying for return shipping. If you've been regularly playing it, it's yours. If you've gigged with it, it's yours. It can sometimes be a tough decision to buy a guitar without having ever seen it in person, handled or played it. That is why I allow this brief window. Should a guitar be returned that has signs of playing wear, an appropriate and fair reconditioning fee may be applied. Every guitar and situation is unique and different and will be evaluated on an individual basis and handled accordingly in as best a manner as possible.


Lifetime Warranty

It doesn't make sense to me that a "Lifetime Warranty" should only apply to the original owner of a guitar. Therefor a fully transferable lifetime warranty against defects in materials and craftsmanship will be honored for any owner of a Gronlund guitar regardless of whether they are the original owner or a second hand buyer. If a Gronlund guitar is sold privately - the lifetime warranty always stays with the instrument no matter who it belongs to. Warranty cases will be evaluated on an individual basis. Exceptions to this warranty would be of course in cases of instrument neglect, abuse, lack of periodic maintenance, or normal expected wear from regular playing. It does not matter if it's the first Gronlund guitar ever built back in 2010 or a current brand new model - if there is ever an unexpected flaw in the materials or craftsmanship we will take care of it. You don't have to register anything. You don't have to fill out any paperwork. You don't have to save anything. If it's a Gronlund, I consider it under under warranty.