Established in 1998 and based in China, Farida make a range of acoustic guitars that are sold globally. In the UK they feel they are the best 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...

Definitely a blue theme in guitars at the 'mo. Faith, continuing their well-established ‘heavenly-bodies’ naming convention, have released a new Neptune model, a Baby Jumbo no less, with an all-Mango tonewood choice and the beautiful ‘Blue Moon’ blue-burst finish. Priced at £979.00 including a hardcase this could be one of...

News September 2019 Not to be outdone by parent Gibson and the mighty Fender, Epiphone has released a dozen Limited Edition Pro and Lite models in new colours, finishes and specs. Choose from the Casino, ES-335 PRO, G-400 Deluxe PRO, several Les Pauls - Custom, Standard Lite and Traditional PRO and...

Eko 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, being established in 1959 by Oliviero Pigini It was in the rock’n’roll craze of the 1960s that Eko guitars gained high popularity becoming the largest...

Eastman make a range of fine acoustic, electro-acoustic and gypsy jazz guitars in their 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...

John D'Angelico (1905–1964) was a luthier from New York City, noted for his handmade archtop guitars and mandolins. From 1932 – 1964 D’Angelico made a total of 1,164 guitars; they were the most coveted arch top guitars of the period. In 1952, he hired Jimmy D'Aquisto as an apprentice, who would...

The company that is now Crafter was founded by HyunKwon Park in April 1972 in the basement of his home; the company produced classical guitars for the Korean domestic market which quickly earned a good reputation, mainly for their high quality of sound. The company soon had to move to...

Cort, based in South Korea, is one of the largest guitar makers in the world and produces both high-quality instruments and budget line models for many other companies, as well as a range of amplifiers. Today, although Cort produce a large range of branded guitars, their main production focus is not...

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...

Established in 1990 by two luthiers working at Taylor Guitars (Larry Breedlove and Steve Henderson), Breedlove Guitar Company specialises in custom fingerstyle six and 12 string acoustic guitars as well as mandolins and ukuleles. Their guitars use a unique bridge truss system and have a reputation for quality and innovation being...