Steve Toon is one of the UK’s top guitar makers, producing the finest quality classical guitars for both professional musicians and private customers from the UK, Europe and beyond. His guitars combine the best musicality with pleasing aesthetics and are constructed by hand from the highest quality materials. He has recently...

George Lowden is an acoustic (steel and nylon strung) -and now electric as well - guitar maker, based in Northern Ireland. Lowden guitars are currently handcrafted in a small workshop under the direct supervision of George. Their first guitars in 1976 had A-frame bracing and dolphin voicing profiles which established...

Britain’s “Best kept secret”: Kinkade Guitars rank amongst the most prestigious hand-crafted acoustic instruments currently produced. A self-taught luthier, Jonny Kinkead runs his one-person operation from his workshop in central Bristol, attracting UK and International customers. Since 1976 when Jonny produced his first guitar, he has held onto his original aspirations: “to...

David Antony Reid is a true "hand-maker" of bespoke, contemporary and innovative stringed instruments. As a multi award winning luthier, David can take up to 400 hours to craft and sculpt his average guitar - an approach employed due to strong feelings regarding a constant touch-and-feel understanding of the materials...

Fylde Guitars was founded in the UK in 1973 by luthier Roger Bucknall and remains under his personal control. Originally located in The Fylde, the workshop moved in 1996 to the Lake District and is today located in Penrith, Cumbria. The firm has five employees including Roger himself. Their products include...

Brook Guitars produce high quality handmade acoustic guitars in a rural workshop on the edge of Dartmoor in the South West of England. Over the years the area has become a centre for many musical instrument makers of all disciplines. This has created a pool of skills, knowledge and facilities as...

Ricky Claffey trained in the art of lutherie under Master Luthiers, Bill Kelday and Paul Hyland, at Anniesland College. Since then, he has concentrated on developing his craft and unique approach to guitar building, as well as forming opinions on what makes a superior instrument. He values simple clean lines,...

After leaving the London School of Furniture in 1995 Alister Atkin started building acoustic guitars full time moving into the workshop of archtop maker Andy Crockett in Canterbury. In 1998, after a period of re-design, research and development, Alister launched a range of six acoustic guitars influenced by classic vintage...