About Schmidt Co.

Schmidt Co. Guitars is owned and operated by Michael Schmidt, in partnership with Nathan Timmer out of Allendale, Michigan. Michael and Nathan are two guys with a passion for guitars, gear and making the highest quality stringed instruments.


In December 2017, Michael started working on the first Portland bass, followed by the Gentoo in the spring of 2018. Production was fairly limited and by word of mouth. Fast-forward to fall of 2018. Nathan joins the Schmidt Co. team, in charge of sales & marketing, as well as assisting with electronics and setups. Rachel, Michael's wife joined the team doing paint and finishing. 

We are a small company - if you email us, more then likely you'll be talking directly to one of us. By keeping communication between us, we can find out exactly what you’re looking for in your build and make it happen.

Artist or Worship Guitarist:

Are you a touring musician or worship guitarist? Please contact us here for details on special pricing and endorsement opportunities.

Meet the Team






Sales & Marketing



Finishing Specialist