Pete Turner is one of the UK's top specialist guitar builders. Well known for his range of hand built Resonator guitars, he also makes electric and acoustic guitars to order. As a left-handed guitar player Pete Turner was frustrated at the lack of choice available in acoustic guitars so he decided...

Moon Guitars, producing fine custom acoustic instruments, was established by Jimmy Moon in 1979 in a small workshop on the Island of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland. Today they produce a range of acoustic guitars from their Standard Series through to Master Grade instruments built with exotic timbers. Some current...

Taran Guitars, based in rural Fife, is run by Rory Dowling who has been making stringed instruments since 2002. It is his belief that a truly extraordinary instrument is the result of the meticulous selection of the finest tonewoods and careful construction along with a clear vision of the end...

Lythgoe Guitars creates high quality acoustic instruments, built to the highest standard and with a clear design philosophy. Each Lythgoe Guitar is hand made to the requirements of the customer.Based in North Yorkshire their workshop and showroom are co-located within the premises of the highly respected, and long established, Old...

A J Lucas makes custom/bespoke classical and steel string guitars. He started building guitars in 1990 at an evening class under the tutelage of Roy Courtnall, learning traditional Spanish methods, following which he set up his own workshop. He also teaches guitar making at Newark College in Nottinghamshire. His work is regularly...

Steve Toon is one of the UK’s top guitar makers, producing the finest quality classical guitars for both professional musicians and private customers from the UK, Europe and beyond. His guitars combine the best musicality with pleasing aesthetics and are constructed by hand from the highest quality materials. He has recently...

George Lowden is an acoustic (steel and nylon strung) -and now electric as well - guitar maker, based in Northern Ireland. Lowden guitars are currently handcrafted in a small workshop under the direct supervision of George. Their first guitars in 1976 had A-frame bracing and dolphin voicing profiles which established...

Britain’s “Best kept secret”: Kinkade Guitars rank amongst the most prestigious hand-crafted acoustic instruments currently produced. A self-taught luthier, Jonny Kinkead runs his one-person operation from his workshop in central Bristol, attracting UK and International customers. Since 1976 when Jonny produced his first guitar, he has held onto his original aspirations: “to...

David Antony Reid is a true "hand-maker" of bespoke, contemporary and innovative stringed instruments. As a multi award winning luthier, David can take up to 400 hours to craft and sculpt his average guitar - an approach employed due to strong feelings regarding a constant touch-and-feel understanding of the materials...

Fylde Guitars was founded in the UK in 1973 by luthier Roger Bucknall and remains under his personal control. Originally located in The Fylde, the workshop moved in 1996 to the Lake District and is today located in Penrith, Cumbria. The firm has five employees including Roger himself. Their products include...