Beauregard Guitar Wish List

Beauregard Archtop 15″

I wanted to have something very special to remember my Dad, who passed in 2016. A beautiful guitar felt like a great tribute to a wonderful man. I look forward to thinking of my Dad every time I pick it up and play.

After looking at various possibilities, I had started to fixate on a Collings i35, but Trump made me reconsider buying anything American. I decided to find some non-American source for a beautiful guitar and bumped into Mario’s extraordinary work. I spoke to Mario Beauregard on the phone about building something special to cherish my Dad’s memory. I am so happy he has decided to build me a guitar. I sent my deposit today – it’s official – I am excited!!




Proposed Specs

Scale Length: 25″

Nut width: 43mm

14th fret width: 53mm

Top: Stika Spruce – would appreciate your recommendation as well

Sides and Back: Please recommend – dark wood like picture

Finish: Bright Red top with smoked edge /Dark sides and back (as in images)

Binding/purflings: as in image to right

Tail Piece: as in image, with Mario’s pin system

Pick Guard: No

Tuning machines:  no strong opinion on this….will take advice on this….Gotoh (satin black)?

Pickups: Benedetti (Mario’s recommendation) mounted as part of neck at end of fretboard

Case: Hoffee (grey exterior with blue interior)

Text passage printing inside guitar – visible thru f hole

He made friends wherever he went and never met a stranger. His optimistic outlook on life impacted all who were blessed to know him.

George Sibley 


Inlay on Tail Piece (PDF)