Exhibitors 2014

PMC Guitars
Pierre-Marie Chateauneuf

PMC Guitars is run by Pierre-Marie Châteauneuf, who deals with custom handcrafted guitars, i.e. acoustic guitars, electric and bass guitars, as well as other string instruments like “Byblos”, Innovation Award 2010, which is a hybrid between oud (oriental luth) and guitar. PMC is a member of the European Guitar Builders and the French Guitar Builders. He was selected to exhibit at the Montreal Guitar Show, and awarded by Premier Guitar.


»It was Slash (Guns N’Roses guitarist) that ‘injected the guitar venom’ when I was 14. That same year I got my first taste of lutherie when I looked for someone to fix my very first guitar that was ‘just impossible to play’. At the age of 16 I made my unofficial start as a luthier when my best friend approached me to fix his broken-in-two guitar. Because the result was so successful, several other friends started coming to me with their instruments.
Any form of art, be it architecture or African art, can be a source of inspiration for me. Any shapes — from that of a snake to the curves of a woman—can inspire me as well, but that I always trying to create my own thing.«

I was very happy to participate at the Montreal Guitar Show twice. See the luthiers of whole worlds, exchange our points of view and ideas for the guitar of the 21st century. The Holy Grail Guitar Show joins in this logic.