Robert Benedetto is widely acknowledged as today’s foremost maker of archtop guitars. Over a prolific four-decade career he has personally handcrafted nearly 800 instruments, including 500 archtops. “My roots are in jazz guitar. It’s been my love and my focus since Day One.” Robert Benedetto was born in 1946 into a...

Although quite new to these shores Alvarez is a well known brand in the USA, being based in Missouri and producing a wide range of high quality acoustic guitars.  Originally established in 1965 by the St. Louis Music company they began working with master luthier Kazuo Yairi in the late...

Alhambra Guitarras originally started as a small, part-time business in 1965 and now makes some of the best handmade classical, flamenco and steel string guitars in the world. The quality and reliability of the musical instruments manufactured by Alhambra, are assured thanks to the implementation of a comprehensive production process control...

Thomas Handley Guitars: bespoke handcrafted electric and acoustic guitars made to your personal requirements. Delicately and tastefully adorned with the craft of other artisans from around Britain, Tom strives to create not only professional performance instruments that inspire and encourage, but visually stunning and appealing guitars with a sound quality and...

Bailey Guitars handcraft a range of acoustic, archtop and electric 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 –...

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...