Framus was established in 1946 in Germany and produced a range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars, becoming the biggest electric guitar producer in Europe by the late 1960's, the company expanding rapidly at this time to meet demand. Unfortunately economic conditions in the mid 1970’s forced it to close...

Fernandes was established in 1969 in Japan. The Burny brand was used for the Gibson replicas and the Fernandes brand was used for the Fender replicas. Fernandes initially made acoustic guitars and started making electric guitars around 1971 or 1972. The Burny Les Paul models first appeared in the mid...

Fender, or more correctly the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and manufactures a range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars as well as amplifiers. It produces the iconic Stratocaster and Telecaster electric guitars and the Precision and Jazz Basses. News 2020 Founded by Leo Fender in 1946 in...

Established in 1998 Farida UK make what they consider to be the best acoustic and electric guitars available at their pricepoints. Lauded by the critics, and championed by some of the UK’s best-loved artists, this rapidly emerging global brand has been taken firmly to the hearts of the great British...

Fano Guitars was the brainchild of Dennis Fano, a luthier from Pennsylvania, USA, although he has now moved on to Novo Guitars. With a small team of luthiers they produce hand-built, high end, custom built, relic electric guitars, with distressed finishes, combining vintage feel and charm with modern practicality. All guitars...

Eastman guitars are manufactured by skilled luthiers in a dedicated workshop in Beijing, China; they do not make instruments for anyone else and nobody makes instruments for them - they are arguably the finest workshop in China. All their guitars are carved by hand – the only power tools they use...

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...

The Epiphone Company was founded in 1873 by Anastasios Stathopoulos and is one of American’s oldest and most revered instrument makers producing instruments for every style of popular music. In 1957 the company was bought by Gibson, its main rival in the archtop market. News 2020     Epiphone instruments made between...

EKO was established in 1959 by Oliviero Pigini. They are an Italian manufacturer of electric guitars, acoustic guitars and similar instruments, located in Recanati, Marche, catering to professional level and manufacturing largely for export. It was in the rock’n’roll craze of the 1960s that Eko guitars gained high popularity becoming the...

Duesenberg Guitars, based out of Germany, has been producing high-end electric guitars and basses with a distinctive Art Deco design since 1986. The company's name alludes to the legendary car company Duesenberg. Guitars are assembled in Germany where Korean woodwork is combined with parts from various sources in the Far East...