In the mid 1970’s Bill Collings started making acoustic guitars and banjos sharing a shop with fellow luthiers in Austin, Texas, before setting up his own. His reputation for outstanding quality and meticulous attention to detail quickly spread. In 1989 he rented a 1000 square foot space and hired two...

Charvel guitars are the original hot-rod electric guitars and the very embodiment of high-performance tone machines. Discerning players who prize superior sound and feel have turned to the company's finely crafted guitars as their weapons of choice for more than 30 years. From metal masters including Warren DeMartini and Jake E....

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...

The Caparison Guitar Company was established in 1995 with the former Jackson/Charvel Japan design division and was owned by Kyowa Shokai Ltd, a company that made contracts with factories to produce guitars for them. In May 2011 Kyowa Shokai was declared bankrupt, however Caparison resumed production in September 2011 under...

Burny is a range of Gibson replica guitars produced by Fernandes Guitars. 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...

  The Burns London guitar company was originally formed in 1960 as Ormston Burns Ltd, by James Ormston Burns who was an innovative guitar designer and maker. Burns set out to make, in his own words, "mass produced one-offs", such as the Marvin, a radical take on the Fender Stratocaster style but...

Blade Guitars (Designed by Gary Levinson and manufactured in China) was created in 1985. In 1986 the idea of a line of electric guitars built on the concept of "Classic Design, Creative Technology" was being refined and the features needed to make the line unique were determined. In 1987 a manufacturing...

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,...

Bailey Guitars handcraft a range of electric, acoustic and archtop guitars at their workshops in Scotland. They also provide guitar building courses for enthusiastic students with no previous build experience, enabling them to design and build their own custom guitar. As well as a few guitars for sale on their website –...

Tom Anderson Guitarworks are based in California and produce a range of high quality guitars that have found favour with artists as diverse as Keith Richards, Bob Seger and Joan Armatrading. Creating the most precise and comfortable bodies and necks possible, using only the finest and most beautiful woods from select...