Welcome to my Bayard Guitars page. Learn more about luthier Bayard Blain here:


Bayard Blain is all about making music. He is a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter as well as a master luthier. He builds beautiful custom acoustic instruments, blending his love for playing music and his love of working with wood. His guitars, mandolins, octave mandolins, and bouzoukis are some of the finest instruments I have ever held in my hands. If you visit his website you'll find an impressive list of respected performers who play them. I own three of his instruments myself, a guitar, a mandolin, and an octave mandolin. Everywhere I go people are amazed by their beauty, playability, versatility, and rich tone. I have put together a few pictures of me playing my Bayard instruments over the past year. I hope you enjoy them, and that you will seek out my friend Bayard, and learn more about him and his fine instruments. Come visit us in the Exhibit Hall at the International Folk Alliance Conference, or at the Kerrville Folk Festival in the main stage vendors' area. Be ready to sit and pick.

- David Glaser, February 2010