Ibanez makes a huge range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars at all price points from budget to custom signatures. Owned by Hoshino Gakki, and based in Japan, it was one of the first Japanese companies to gain significant sales in the US and Europe. Established in 1908 as the...

Höfner was established in 1887 by Karl Höfner who was followed by two of his sons and his grandaughter in developing the company into a world leading instrument manufacturer. The company has two divisions: stringed instruments and guitars where they produce a large range of classical and acoustic guitars and...

Heritage Guitars, founded in 1985 by former employees of the Kalamazoo based Gibson guitar factory after it was closed, is a boutique manufacturer, largely hand-making semi-hollow guitars, large jazz boxes and solid body electrics. The first guitar Heritage introduced was the H-140 solid body single cutaway electric guitar. This model was...

Hagstom was originally established in 1925 in Sweden as an importer, and later manufacturer, of accordions. In 1958 Hagström started manufacturing electric guitars being one of the first to produce the instrument professionally outside of the United States. The early Hagström Deluxe solid body guitars featured a distinctive sparkle and pearloid celluloid...

Established in 1953 in New York, Guild Guitars grew into one of the world's premier makers of high-quality acoustic guitars, with a reputation also for iconic electric, and bass guitars. Guild flourished in the '50s and in particular throughout the '60s, their popularity and solid reputation spreading quickly. Over the years...

Gretsch, one of the iconic guitar brands, was founded in the US in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, a twenty-seven year old German immigrant, making banjos, tambourines, and drums, until his death in 1895. Guitar production began in the late 1930s and Gretsch archtop guitars became highly sought after, most notably in...

News November 2019Godin continue their quest to be one of the biggest guitar makers in the world with the launch of another new model: The Radiator.Godin Guitars, established in 1972 by Robert Godin, is Canada’s, and North America's, largest instrument manufacturer, producing a range of electric and acoustic guitars under...

Established in 1890 by Orville Gibson, the Gibson Guitar Corporation has grown into a major iconic guitar brand, being most well known for the Les Paul solid body electric guitar and the ES-335 semi-acoustic guitar. The company also owns Epiphone guitars. News 2020 Its first electric guitar - the ES-150 (ES for...

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...

Fret-King guitars are designed in the UK by Trevor Wilkinson and feature innovative hardware, styling and features, the company being dedicated to producing the best guitars you can buy, whatever the price. They produce several ranges of guitars including Black Label, the mid-price Korean made Blue Label guitars and the higher...