11 Jun PJD Guitars
Beautiful handcrafted guitars made in the UK.
Founded in 2010 by Leigh Dovey, PJD Guitars of York, are making a name for themselves with 9/10 reviews in Guitarist magazine (UK) for their Carey Elite, Carey Custom and Carey Standard.
Originally Leigh started working with knowledge of wood work picked up from his father and was fortunate enough to inherit his tools as well as a small home workshop. In 2017 he moved up to York and into a bigger workshop.
Standardising his prototype models like the Carey and St John, Leigh now has more models in development and wants to bring even more British hand made PJD guitars to the guitar industry.
The PJD York introduces “our take on a time honoured and revered guitar. Featuring our very own PJD, custom hand wound, single coil, ‘High Tea’ pickups and an open grain nitrocellulose finish.”
The guitars light weight body lends itself perfectly to performance without compromise and is musically resonant. The rich and full bodied tone, allows for a range of styles to be explored and the ultra-thin nitro finish, means the guitar will open up and develop quickly.
This is the first PJD in the standard line up, that will come exclusively with their own hand wound ‘High Tea’ T style pickups.
York Plus will also see the first time they have offered a Bigsby Tremolo.
The Carey – Standard, Elite, Limited and the Apprentice
The stunning PJD Carey Elite is their flagship model.
The Carey Elite features a chambered, bound swamp ash body, paired with a flame maple top. The neck is made from roasted maple with a rosewood fret board, with a custom neck profile based on a standard “C” shape. The heal block is contoured for comfort.
The guitar is finished in a variety of colours and comes with or without an F hole. The Carey Elite is supplied with a hard case and PJD certificate of authenticity.
The St John – Standard, Elite, Limited and the Apprentice
The PJD St. John Elite features a chambered swamp ash body, paired with a flame maple top. The neck is made from roasted maple, with a custom neck profile based on a standard “C” shape.
And the Woodford Elite
The new PJD Woodford Elite brings the finest finishes, tone woods and style to the age old Woodford shape. The guitar features a swamp ash body with a stunning flame maple top.
The Woodford Elite is beautifully contoured, smooth to play and fitted with Cream T P90 pickups and Gotoh hardware.
Prices start at £1950 and you can order direct from their website or via select dealers in the UK. Your guitar can be manufactured and dispatched within 16 weeks.
See their website for more information: PJD Guitars
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