James Tyler Guitars, established in 1972 and based in California, is a manufacturer of boutique electric guitars. The company is known for creating instruments "flawless in design and construction" with an easily recognisable yet somewhat controversial headstock and creative guitar body finishes with names like "psychedelic vomit", "burning water" and "caramel...

News May 2019 Here is the innovative Jackson Pro Series Soloist™ SL2Q MAH Winterstorm – a high-tech guitar design.It features a mahogany body with a quilt maple top and a one-piece through-body maple neck with scarf joint and graphite reinforcement rod, ebony fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and a pair of...

Italia Guitars is a manufacturer of unusual and original retro-styled electric guitars. The company was founded in 2000 with a line of guitars designed in England by luthier Trevor Wilkinson and manufactured in South Korea. Most guitars are based on other guitars manufactured in the 1950s and 1960s. For example, the...

Ibanez makes a huge range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars at all price points from budget to custom signatures. Owned by Hoshino Gakki, and based in Japan, it was one of the first Japanese companies to gain significant sales in the US and Europe. Established in 1908 as the...

Höfner was established in 1887 by Karl Höfner who was followed by two of his sons and his grandaughter in developing the company into a world leading instrument manufacturer. The company has two divisions: stringed instruments and guitars where they produce a large range of classical and acoustic guitars and...

Heritage Guitars, founded in 1985 by former employees of the Kalamazoo based Gibson guitar factory after it was closed, is a boutique manufacturer, largely hand-making semi-hollow guitars, large jazz boxes and solid body electrics. The first guitar Heritage introduced was the H-140 solid body single cutaway electric guitar. This model was...

Hagstom was originally established in 1925 in Sweden as an importer, and later manufacturer, of accordions. In 1958 Hagström started manufacturing electric guitars being one of the first to produce the instrument professionally outside of the United States. The early Hagström Deluxe solid body guitars featured a distinctive sparkle and pearloid celluloid...

Established in 1953 in New York, Guild Guitars grew into one of the world's premier makers of high-quality acoustic guitars, with a reputation also for iconic electric, and bass guitars. Guild flourished in the '50s and in particular throughout the '60s, their popularity and solid reputation spreading quickly. Over the years...

Gretsch, one of the iconic guitar brands, was founded in the US in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, a twenty-seven year old German immigrant, making banjos, tambourines, and drums, until his death in 1895. Guitar production began in the late 1930s and Gretsch archtop guitars became highly sought after, most notably in...

News November 2019Godin continue their quest to be one of the biggest guitar makers in the world with the launch of another new model: The Radiator.Godin Guitars, established in 1972 by Robert Godin, is Canada’s, and North America's, largest instrument manufacturer, producing a range of electric and acoustic guitars under...