Welcome to Palir Guitars

 A little about us…

I have always been extremely passionate about art. I find myself constantly drawn to art galleries when traveling. Often, I wonder if we settle for the norm and plain a little too much in life. Why not experience art and expression?  In school I was often looked at for being different and going against the norm. When the opportunity came up to paint, draw, write a story or show imagination… well that’s when I jumped at the chance to display the creative thoughts that constantly filled my everyday thinking. Those projects always seemed to surface to the top of the classroom walls, displays,  etc…

I wish to display and channel those same artistic thought processes to the guitars I build. Something Different, Something New and Something with a bit of creative processing.

Thank you for stopping in and checking out Palir Guitars. I hope you find what you are looking for and do not forget we are a full custom shop. We would love to hear your ideas. Head on over to the Custom Form and send us your thoughts. ” 

John Palir

My story begins like most other guitar nuts who are looking for something unique and different. I came accross John’s website during my quest in the search…

Don Wiggins

Earlier this year I came across the Palir Guitar website while searching out ‘relic’ guitar builders. I was instantly drawn in by the uniqueness of the guitar…

Damon A. Trahan

The guitar is a thing of beauty, and sounds and plays perfect. Very resonant body, and beautiful aging! I will spread the word about your guitars…

Bjørn Harald Kvarsvik


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