G&L Guitars was founded by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Dale Hyatt in the late 1970s. Leo Fender sold the Fender company in 1965 and went on to design and produce instruments for Music Man in the 1970s through his company CLF Research. When relations with Music Man soured G&L...

ESP Company Limited based out of California, is a Japanese manufacturer of electric guitars and basses. In 1975 Hisatake Shibuya opened a shop called Electric Sound Products (ESP) in Tokyo. It provided custom replacement parts for guitars. In 1976 ESP gained a reputation as a provider of high-quality replacement parts. At...

News September 2019 A bass this good looking must sound good too, especially with the ‘Duesenberg sound’ built in! The Triton Bass is a solidbody, triple pickup, 20 fret electric bass, featuring a bolt on neck and a 864mm longscale. Designed to be a real workhorse, it has a punchy 34″ longscale...

Danelectro is an American manufacturer of electric guitars, bass guitars, amplifiers and effects units. Danelectro was founded by Nathan Daniel in 1947 initially producing amplifiers. In 1954 they started producing the Danelectro lines of solidbody electric guitars and amplifiers. The company was also contracted to make guitars and amplifiers that...

Kiesel, originally known as Carvin Guitars, was founded in 1946 by Lowell Kiesel as the L. C. Kiesel Company in Los Angeles. Kiesel relocated briefly to his home state of Nebraska but returned to California in 1949 and changed the name of the company to Carvin after his two eldest...

BC Rich came to prominence in the ‘80’s with their Warlock guitar and today their range includes other ‘classic’ designs such as the Mockingbird as well as basses. These ‘classic’ designs encompass many varied body styles that can be a little bizarre to some, with great names such as the Villain,...

Hugh Manson, one of the UK’s most experienced and respected makers, has been building guitars and basses in the UK for leading musicians for the last 30 years. Matt Bellamy, who has used – and help design – Manson guitars for many years purchased the company in 2019, with Hugh...

Hand crafted bespoke guitars and basses, made in Yorkshire, entirely by hand and without compromise using the finest materials, pickups and hardware available. Instruments include solid bodies (from £1799), Semi Hollow (from2099), Baritones (from £1899) and a range of active and passive bass guitars (from £2099).  Alpher use one piece necks...

Tokai Gakki Co Ltd. is a Japanese guitar manufacturer founded in 1947 and situated in Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka prefecture. Tokai have produced acoustic guitars, electric guitars, electric basses, autoharps, and melodicas. Tokai first started making classical guitars in 1965 and started making Hummingbird electric guitars in 1968 and Hummingbird Acoustic...

Vigier Guitars is a French manufacturer of electric guitars and basses, being established in 1978 by Patrice Vigier. The company has been at the forefront of guitar technology with the creation of the world’s first guitar equipped with memory (using the Nautilus system) to more recent developments like the new Flexretainer...