Michael Bernstein: Founder
â€œBy providing leading boutique builders with business and production support, we can make their exceptional instruments more widely and easily available.â€
That insight drove Michael Bernstein
to team with lifelong friend Howard Swimmer and launch PBG in late 2009.
A self-described â€œgear nutâ€ who collects boutique guitars, Michael
came to know many leading boutique luthiers.
understood their desire to spend less time on the â€œbusinessâ€ part of their business so they could be free to design and build.
In conversations with dealers, players and other collectors, Michael
also realized that there is great interest in boutique instruments - if they could be made more accessible and be better supported.
Before founding PBG Michael led a large corporate merchandise company.
By implementing a new business approach featuring contemporary design, guaranteed delivery times and innovative customer service, he
grew the brand from a regional concern to a global leader.
Passion: see â€œHoward Swimmer.â€ Working directly with founder Michael Bernstein, Howard provides the leadership and organization that ensure that the diverse personalities, perspectives and skills that comprise PBG come together in an exciting new boutique alternative.