Handmade American guitars and mandolins
I represent over forty of the very best North American guitar luthiers. Their guitars demonstrate why we are in the ‘New Golden Age of Luthiery’, the workmanship is impeccable, the tone has to be heard to be believed. These instruments are works of acoustic and aesthetic art, to be played and seen.
At the Acoustic Music Company I am often asked how handmade instruments differ from similarly priced instruments made by the 'famous names'. I have visited them all. The most obvious difference is in volume of production, commonly 300 - 500 guitars a day, most of the luthiers I represent make 10 - 20 instruments a year.
In mass production this attention to detail is not possible. Add to this the personal involvement of the luthier with their name on the instrument and I believe that these are the best guitars and mandolins available. They are works of art both acoustically and aesthetically. I keep many instruments in highly figured woods such as Quilted Maple, Koa, Ziricote and Cocobolo. We are the sole outlet in the UK and Europe for many of the world's finest luthiers, and also stocks a wide selection of vintage instruments.
These master craftsmen have many years of experience making the very best acoustic guitars for the finest players around, many have legendary status in the USA. There is a playing room and expert knowledge to help you choose the instrument of your dreams.