Established in 1890 by Orville Gibson, the Gibson Guitar Corporation has grown into a major iconic guitar brand, being most well known for the Les Paul solid body electric guitar and the ES-335 semi-acoustic guitar. The company also owns Epiphone guitars. News 2020 Its first electric guitar - the ES-150 (ES for...

G&L Guitars was founded by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Dale Hyatt in the late 1970s. Leo Fender sold the Fender company in 1965 and went on to design and produce instruments for Music Man in the 1970s through his company CLF Research. When relations with Music Man soured G&L...

Fret-King guitars are designed in the UK by Trevor Wilkinson and feature innovative hardware, styling and features, the company being dedicated to producing the best guitars you can buy, whatever the price. They produce several ranges of guitars including Black Label, the mid-price Korean made Blue Label guitars and the higher...

Framus was established in 1946 in Germany and produced a range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars, becoming the biggest electric guitar producer in Europe by the late 1960's, the company expanding rapidly at this time to meet demand. Unfortunately economic conditions in the mid 1970’s forced it to close...

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 1972. The Burny Les Paul models first appeared in the mid...

Fender, or more correctly the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and manufactures a range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars as well as amplifiers. It produces the iconic Stratocaster and Telecaster electric guitars and the Precision and Jazz Basses. News 2020 Founded by Leo Fender in 1946 in...

Established in 1998 Farida UK make what they consider to be the best acoustic and electric 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 been taken firmly to the hearts of the great British...

Fano Guitars was the brainchild of Dennis Fano, a luthier from Pennsylvania, USA, although he has now moved on to Novo Guitars. With a small team of luthiers they produce hand-built, high end, custom built, relic electric guitars, with distressed finishes, combining vintage feel and charm with modern practicality. All guitars...

Eastman guitars are manufactured by skilled luthiers in a 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 only power tools they use...

ESP Company Limited based out of California, is a Japanese manufacturer of electric guitars and basses. In 1975 Hisatake Shibuya opened a shop called Electric Sound Products (ESP) in Tokyo. It provided custom replacement parts for guitars. In 1976 ESP gained a reputation as a provider of high-quality replacement parts. At...