Phil Patterson & Joe Manuel have the passion for fine and vintage instruments. Together, the pair have been repairing, restoring, collecting and playing vintage string instruments for nearly half a century and designing and making guitars since 1990.
Phil (aka The Guitar Doctor ) is a master level luthier. He owns a gift of bringing new life into old instruments and as it were, bringing the old into the new.His eye for detail is especially obvious in the extraordinary finish work. A gifted classically trained guitarist, Phil also teaches and performs.

Joe is an expert craftsman and has and intricate knowledge and zeal for vintage string instruments, their specifications and sensibilities. He is also a master guitarist and mandolin player, who is accomplished in several diverse musical forms. Additionally, he also teaches, composes, records and performs music.

The talents, passion and experience of Joe Manuel and Phil Patterson are built into each Manuel & Patterson Guitar.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Guitar making

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  City Covington, LA
  Zip Code 70433
  Address 434 North Columbia Street Suite K
  Phone Number (985) 892-4403

Customer Testimonials

Hi Joe and Phil,

Again, I would like to express my appreciation for all of your efforts, courtesies and artistry. A person who works with his hands is a laborer.A person who works with his mind is a craftsmen. A person who works with his heart is an Artist. You both qualify as the latter without a doubt. Thanks again for a Great guitar and wonderful experience. This is truly my best guitar and one of my best purchases ever.

I stayed up till midnight playing it and I still marvel at the tonal quality and voice. The shorter neck is different and very easy to play. It is truly a fine instrument.

Hey Joe,

I received the guitar today, and already I am amazed. The quality of construction is top notch, and I am comparing your guitar my Webber, Bourgeois, and Langejans. The wood on this guitar is beautiful. It plays like a dream, and my hands are just flying all over the guitar. And how do I do justice to the sound? So full, complex, balanced, and loud. Everything I read about your guitars are true. You guys are artists. I can't thank you enough. I will keep this guitar forever.


Joe & Phil,

The guitar got here yesterday in great shape. The construction and detail are perfect.The action and playability are perfect as well. I have 2 other all Mahogany guitars (Martin& Collings) and this one blows them away. I would highly recommend the whole experience especially the end product.

Thanks for everything.

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