Our Ethos

The earth has its own natural vibration and energy that's captured in all life. Music is much the same. If you've been to a show and had the hair on your arms stand up, you've experienced it.

We work hard to make sure the energy of StoryWood guitars reflect this connection and relationship. StoryWood Music is more than your average custom guitar builder. As we plane each board, we rediscover and restore the natural beauty and tone of the wood and pair it with other stories to design the guitar that tells your story and brings that energy back to you.

They say that every guitar has a song in it. From the first time you pick it up, if it makes you play things you’ve never played, you know it belongs to you.
— Bill West, III

storywood music- Social & corporate Responsibility

  • "Walk the walk" 
  • 100% reclaimed wood
  • Sustainability Mission/Vision
  • Environmental Stewardship Commitment & Social Ethics Policy 
  • Environmental impact of products certified by a third party/sourced from like-minded partners (use of certified sustainable wood sources, recovery or reclaimed wood)
  • 100% wind energy (office/operational space)
  • % of revenue donated to support reforestation, historic/cultural preservation & conservation efforts.
  • Reduction of carbon footprint (global)
  • Support for local businesses, musicians & artists
  •  Track environmental impact activities (# of trees saved/donated, energy use, carbon footprint, etc.)
  •  Environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes (water-based, natural finishes,  zerowaste/creative use of scrap or excessive wood materials, low-impact renewable sources) 
Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.
— John muir, our national parks, 1901