Alpher Instruments

Hand crafted guitars and basses made in Yorkshire

Our instruments are entirely hand built without compromise using the very finest materials, pickups and hardware available. Each one is specifically tailored to suit the individual requirements of the customer. We offer a very personal experience that you just don’t get with an off the shelf, mass produced instrument.


Here’s a little more about what goes into making an Alpher…

We make bespoke custom guitars and basses with a massive range of wood, pickups and electronics options. However there are certain aspects of the designs that have been developed over time and engineered to get the best possible sound and feel. Therefore there are some parts of the construction that we wouldn’t have as a customisable option

For instance we believe that our bolt on design and one piece necks deliver the best tone transference that create the ‘Alpher’ sound. So we don’t offer the option of fixed and thru-neck construction

We also believe that for the best possible sound we use solid brass fixed bridges

We don’t copy other manufacturers designs as we have specifically engineered our shapes to be well balanced, ergonomically comfortable while retaining a classic look that create the Alpher identity

We have chosen a select few companies to work with that deliver the best possible quality with a wide range of options that help to create an Alpher. These companies are Nordstrand, Aguilar, Bareknuckles, Hipshot, Evertune and ABM

All our materials are specially selected from the highest quality woods and parts without compromise and we will help guide you using our expertise, making sure all the combinations will work in perfect harmony to create your dream instrument

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Their Elite range features an *Alpher Select figured book matched top wood, contrasting veneer, two pickups and access to our entire range of body/neck/fingerboard woods as standard.  We also have an exclusive range of very rare top woods, reserved for those who desire something truly unique. This is called the **Alpher Specialist range