John Birch

John Birch Guitars began in Birmingham UK in the early 70’s with its founder members John Birch, John Diggins and Arthur Baker. They introduced a new way of guitar building with redesigned body construction giving better playability, a new range of pickups and some advanced switching options, which surpassed any other guitars at that time. These quickly found favour with bands of that period and many went on to become world famous in later years.


In 1993 John Birch and John Carling restarted the business from Nottingham UK and again came up with a new more advanced range of pickups and using a modern paint process improved the finish still further.

In 2000 John Birch died and left the business to John Carling to carry on and this is the business today offering a range of products and services.

They offer a range of high-end electric guitars:

Based on the original guitars from the 70s the models J1, J2, SG and LP are the standard, they all feature  John Birch Magnum 2 pickups, John Birch stainless steel bridge, bass versions can also be supplied.
Price: £1999.

The SG Special is available in Black or Red, cross inlays in MOP or Metal Acrylic inlays, stainless steel plates. Bridge, Magnum 2 pickups, stunning performance.
Price: £2499 ABS case included.

The Superyob 2. Based on the original with now improved design, silver metal flake finish,stainless steel plates, Magnum 2 pickups, optional LED dot makers and lazar head stock light. ABS case included.
Price: £1999 standard £2499 with LEDs and laser.

The Star shaped guitar finished in silver metal flake, Magnum 2 pickups. Price: £1999.

The JB RB with Magnum 2 pickups, vibrato, range of custom colours, ABS included,
Price: £1999.

Eaton is a subsidiary brand of John Birch Guitars UK, with a wide range of guitar models from budget to top end. Models are ST3, Boraras, Studio 3, SG. TE and Artwork models.
Prices from £250 to £2999.