I have always loved to build and create with my own hands. With a background in woodworking and design, combined with a love for music, building musical instruments became a natural calling for me. Working solo as a Luthier out of my shop I craft guitars with a modern aesthetic while having a strong respect for tradition. Building guitars has become my way of life, and I live each day excited to create, learn and evolve. I hope to have the chance to build you your dream Michaud guitar.




German Spruce Top, Master Grade  Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides, Binding, Honduran Mahogany Neck,Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge, Bone Nut and Saddle, Alessi Tuners


German Spruce Top, Master Grade Pernambuco Back and Sides, Honduran Mahogany Neck, Michaud Arm Rest, Cut Away, Manzer Wedge,Ebony Fingerboard and Bridge, Bone Nut and Saddle   SOLD

Custom Order

Symphontree Music has build slots available for custom Michaud Made guitars available for early 2017.

Michaud Guitars


Joel Michaud is located in Calgary, Alberta Canada.



Engelmann Spruce, Scale, Back and Sides:High Elevation  Flamed Koa, Fingerboard: Ebony, Neck: Honduran Mahogany, Trussrod: Double action, carbon fiber reinforced, Bridge: Macassar Ebony, Bridge Pins: Ebony, Nut/Saddle: Bone, Rosette: Wenge/Koa, Binding: Wenge, Back Strip: Wenge/ Koa, Headplate: Flamed Koa, Headstock inlay: Wenge/Koa, Purfling: Ebony/Maple/Ebony, Back strap: Wenge, End Graft: Wenge/ Koa, Side Markers: Hollow Sterling Silver, 25”, Nut Width:1 13/16”,  String Spacing: 2 1/4”, Body Length: 19 5/8”, Upper Bout: 10 7/8”, Lower Bout: 14 1/2”, Depth at Neck: 3 1/2”, Depth at Tail: 4 1/8”, 14 Frets to Body, Custom Made Ameritage Case

“Jake” OO-R

Sinker Redwood, Macassar Ebony Back and Sides, Bridge, Ebony Fretboard, 25″ Scale, 1 3/4″ Bone Nut, 2 1/4″ Bone Saddle, Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners

The Moon Tree

Moon Spruce Top, The Tree Back and Sides, African Blackwood Bridge, Alessi Tuners, 1 3/4″ Bone Nut, 2 1/4″ String Spacing, 25″ Scale Length