in Devon, Brook Guitars are known for
making small numbers of high quality acoustic guitars. Their models usually are
named after British Rivers such as the Tamar, Taw and Teign.
They make a point of using local woods and recycled woods such as European
Spruce wherever possible as well as more exotic materials such as Koa. Famous
patrons include Ian Anderson and Martin Barre of Jethro Tull.
Shown is the ‘Torridge’ the classic Brook
Dave King Acoustics
Dave king is a maker of beautifully inlayed
classical and parlour guitars. Based in Reading
he has be making guitars for over sixteen years to very high standards. More information via www.daveking-acoustics.com.
This Cumbrian based
company have been making fine acoustic guitars and mandolins since 1973. Formed
by Roger Bucknall they make about 500 professional
guitars a year and can claim some impressive owners including Yes guitar god
Steve Howe, Andy Summers (formerly Police) and the jazz guitarist Pat Metheny. http://www.fyldeguitars.com/
Lewes Guitars Makers
A collective of luthiers specialising in classical, flamenco, acoustic, early guitars and mandolins.
Their instruments are well liked by important names in the classical fraternity
Mills, Paul Gregory, Stuart French, Richard Durrant ,Paco
Fernandez and Nick Pynn. http://www.lewesguitarmakers.co.uk/
Based in Dinas
Mawddwy, Wales. Specialising in my own design "no-hole special"
acoustics using local flamed sycamore and spruce. High volume
and full, rich tone result from the unique construction methods which leave the
soundboard free to vibrate in perfect sympathy with the strings. He also
likes to make replicas and "who cares what it looks like just listen to
that for the price" models. Solids also are permissible if you must. Guitarsetc.co.uk
Founded in 1987, by Alan
Marshall, Northworthy has gained a reputation for
building high quality instruments at sensible prices. By
using some of the finest materials available, to produce both highly original,
and more traditional designs. http://www.northworthy.com/
Working on his own Adrian Lucas
hand-builds around 12 guitars a year. He makes both steel string and classical
guitars to his own radial design and also more traditional parlour guitars.
Check out his website at www.lucasguitars.co.uk
Building between 30 and 40 guitars a year, the Canterbury
based ‘Atkin Guitars’ are of high quality and can
boast and an impressive list of patrons including the session guitarist Paul
Cuddeford. They have a very nice website at http://www.atkinguitars.com/.
Maker of classical guitars and gypsy jazz guitars.
With 25 years experience Toon Guitars are hand built to optimize tone and
There has been a fair amount of press recently about Steve
Toons guitars in the likes Classical Guitar magazine, MI pro and Music trade