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Mervyn Davis is a world renowned Luthier

Almost four decades of instrument making

Mervyn’s fascination with instrument building started at a very early age and like many other South African boys he made use of petrol cans in his first attempts. Mervyn, part of a musical family, was inspired by his father who started his career by building a mandolin in a prisoner of war camp in Italy during the Second World War... more

Guitar Gallery

"This is an entirely new design for the steel string guitar that not only looks very avante garde, it WORKS! Mervyn Davis has brilliantly crafted the SmoothTalker models and they run the gamut from nylon string to baritone." Robin Weber

Vintage & Rare

Guitar Tex

Dream Guitars

"Mervyn Davis is doing something new and exciting, his smooth talker guitars have a clear and powerful voice and offer a unique choice for the modern player. While these are very artistic make no mistake these are serious guitars with serious tone. Davis Guitars offer a fresh design with great playability and tone. From South Africa to you..." - Paul Heumiller


Luthiers Mercantile International

“You enjoy a great and growing reputation in the United States as one of the world’s most innovative luthiers.” - Chris Herrod

Gruhn Guitars

“The SmoothTalker guitars made by Mervyn Davis are some of the most innovative guitars I have ever encountered. While virtually all acoustic guitars can be categorized as classical, flat top steel string, arch top or resonator models, the SmoothTalker is ‘none of the above’. Not only is the SmoothTalker structurally and visually unique but it has a voice of its own. While they are highly non-traditional in almost every respect’ they offer visual appeal, playability and sound on a level I find inspiring.” - George Gruhn