Whetstone Instruments

Scott Hausmann has been building musical instruments in the Brattleboro area since 1975 when he studied guitar making with Gib Taylor and Michael Gurian at Marlboro College. Following graduation Scott worked as a shop foreman at Gurian Guitars, and he’s also worked in various capacities as part of the team at Froggy Bottom Guitars. Scott is now Director of the Whetstone School of Lutherie where he teaches the guitar and ukulele building courses.

Whetstone guitars and ukuleles harken to an era past when old world hand craftsmanship was central to the construction of any fine instrument.  The Whetstone guitars and ukuleles that we carry at Maple Leaf Music are hand-made with loving care and quality tonewoods in Scott Hausmann’s Brattleboro Vermont based workshop.  His guitars are known for displaying a strong voice that is woody and clear, and professional set-ups that make them really fun to play.  His soprano ukuleles are patterned after the old Martin ukes from the early 30's, these little ones have radiused fingerboards, arched backs, and lightning fast necks. 

He currently directs the http://whetstoneschooloflutherie.com/ where he also teaches the guitar and ukulele building courses.


This Whetstone Guitars Dreadnought is a steal for handmade quality, attention to detail, and tone. It's a very special thing when it all comes together. This is the biggest-sounding Whetstone we've heard yet. Big and balanced bass, and round, pleasing trebles make it a really enjoyable flatpicking instrument.
2,900.00 USD
Body Size: Dreadnought
Top: Adirondack Spruce
Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
This Whetstone Guitar Small Jumbo is built to dig into and built to be heard - a strummer’s delight. The tone is complex, with a rich bass end intersecting with the dryness of the mahogany back and sides.
1,950.00 USD
Body Size: SJ
Top: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Honduran Mahogany
This Whetstone Flat Top A mandolin features a solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, and has a clear, reedy tone that would be wonderfully suited to some celtic styles or old time.
999.00 USD
Top: Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides: Honduran Mahogany
Mandolin Style: A Style with Oval Hole
This Whetstone Guitar L-OO 12 Fret is top of the line work from Brattleboro luthier, Scott Hausmann. This guitar does just what an all-mahogany guitar should. It is incredibly responsive, loud, bluesy, and growly.
Not available
Body Size: OO
Top: Mahogany
Back & Sides: Mahogany
Scott at Whetstone Instruments is currently building one the most affordable handmade mandolin on the market. This A style features an all figured mahogany construction.
Not available
Top: Figured Mahogany
Back & Sides: Honduran Mahogany
Mandolin Style: A Style with Oval Hole
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