Macpherson Guitars

MacPherson guitars are uniquely hand made in the United Kingdom using tried and tested materials and keeping alive the traditional working methods of the "Luthier" All of the work is carried out from one location in the Essex based workshop, exceptional attention to detail is paid to every instrument ensuring the highest quality, durability and playability of each individual instrument regardless of its price tag. 

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Whilst offering a selection of models, the current range of production instruments should appeal to almost every kind of player and variation of playing styles. If however you want something a little different, MacPherson Guitars also offers a true custom service where you can have your unique hand made instrument crafted to your own design specifications. Custom options are also available on the production models to suit the player's requirements and personalise the guitar. 

"In a world where many so called 'Luthiers' are really just CNC operators, it's becoming far rarer to find instruments that are truly hand made by a genuine craftsman using traditional skills"

Dan first started working on guitars at the age of fourteen, honing his future skills from amongst others, master luthier Steve Smith (maker of the Heart and Heartwood guitars along with the early Goodfellow basses).

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In 1990, Dan established D.M. Guitars, continuing to provide the finest custom paint finish on guitars for musicians the world over and was the first call for many of the larger prestigious guitar brands in the business that required a faultless finish on their own models. It's within these walls that Dan also garnered a reputation as a superior stringed instrument restorer, expert repairer and finisher of the highest order.

In 2003, D.M. Guitars moved to a larger workshop in Rayleigh, Essex and again in 2008 to Southend-on-sea. In late 2010, Dan started to work on and develop a new range of MacPherson Guitars’

A new era. After 20 odd years as a Pro' Luthier, making custom instruments and making/spraying instruments for many other makers and brands, Dan decided it was time to launch his own range of guitars. So throughout 2010 to 2012, Dan worked on a brand new line of high-end guitars, and during this time launched the first four models, The Nomad, The Outlaw, The Pagan and The Rogue. 

Introduced under the new 'MacPherson Guitars' banner, these models underline Dan's reputation for producing optimum, high-quality, hand-made instruments, constructed from the finest available tonewoods. Anyone who owns or has played a Dan MacPherson electric guitar or bass, will already be aware that 'from the ground up' is how Dan still likes to work, using only traditional machinery and hand tools.