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Meet your Maker

Meet your Maker 2020-03-14T09:17:04+00:00

It’s time to ‘Meet your Maker’ and strike up a unique relationship with a beautiful hand built custom guitar.

Simply click on any of the UK luthier biographies below to find our more.

Meet Your Maker Stone Wolf Guitars
Meet Your Maker Stone Wolf Guitars
Stone Wolf Guitars are a 2 man team comprising of Mike Payne & Martin Pape. They hand build all their instruments and have a very open minded attitude when it comes to building methods as materials, as seen in their liberal use of resins, exotic burls and layered fabric tops.
Meet Your Maker AJ Williams Guitars
Meet Your Maker AJ Williams Guitars
AJ Williams has been passionate about guitars for a number of years now, creating individual instruments that connect the artist, just as the artist connects with the audience. Build a instrument that sounds great, feels great and looks great and that is constructed from the finest quality tonewoods.

Meet Your Maker Patrick James Eggle
Meet Your Maker Patrick James Eggle
Patrick James Eggle has lived and worked in both the UK and the USA. His workshop can now be found in Oswestry, on the English and Wales Border. Over the decades Patrick has gained a reputation for designing and building some of the finest guitars in the world, some of which have been owned by icons such as Toni Iommi, Albert Lee and Rory Gallagher to name a very few.
Meet Your Maker The Turnstone Guitar Company
Meet Your Maker The Turnstone Guitar Company
From a small workshop in Surrey England, luthier and founder Rosie Heydenrych, handcrafts customised fine steel string acoustic guitars that are sold all over the world.
As well as working with exquisite traditional timbers, Rosie also has an interest in English grown timbers and offers an ‘E-Series’ specification made entirely out of English wood.

Meet Your Maker Gillett Guitars
Meet Your Maker Gillett Guitars
The Gillett brand of Basses and Guitars are the result of years of research and development into every aspect of luthiery from the component materials and hard woods to the sound characteristics of tonal woods in guitar construction. Through innovation the end result are beautifully hand crafted instruments whose patented ergonomics enhance player comfort as well as providing a more expansive acoustic range.
Meet Your Maker Fidelity Guitars
Meet Your Maker Fidelity Guitars
Matt Oram Master Luthier at Fidelity Guitar build inspirational machines. All instruments are handcrafted in his custom shop in Cambridge. Matt builds instruments to inspire – He wants you to pick up one of his guitars and lose hours creating new sounds. Fidelity Guitars unique designs focus on versatility and clarity of tone, giving a platform to express yourself fully in whatever style you choose.
Meet Your Maker Druzkowski Guitars
Meet Your Maker Druzkowski Guitars
Przemek Drużkowski is a luthier and musician based in Newark on Trent. He combines his guitar skills with his woodworking knowledge to develop comfortable and modern guitars, dedicated to wide spectrum of users. In April of 2017 Przemek exhibited his guitars at MusikMesse in Germany and January 2018 was his debut at NAMM in Los Angeles.
Meet Your Maker Sollophonic Guitars
Meet Your Maker Sollophonic Guitars
Sollophonic Guitars are Solid-Bodied Resonator Guitars. They have the playability, durability and the portability of an electric guitar, yet they don’t rely on having an amp. They have the volume of an acoustic, without the bulk and the high action. They also give a resonator guitar tone, at a lower volume than standard resonators, ideal for when you are playing with quieter instruments.
Meet Your Maker McCrerie Guitars
Meet Your Maker McCrerie Guitars
McCrerie guitars have developed an original idea which increases the natural sustain of the guitar, which is inherently missing in the “Bolt-on style neck” models. This is not achieved by electronic technology, but incorporated into the manufacturing process and thus is a permanent feature of these guitars. A bonus of this design is to enable me to reduce the thickness of the “Heel” to 12mm allowing easy access to the upper frets of the neck.
Meet Your Maker Brian Watson Basses
Meet Your Maker Brian Watson Basses
Brian Watson ia a luthier based Yorkshire, England. Brian has been a professional bassist and luthier for over 20 years. As a keen musician and bass enthusiast he combines his passion for music with his talent for instrument creation. Brian produces high quality bespoke bass guitars, individually suited to the player, designed and handcrafted with the player in mind.
Meet Your Maker Martyn Booth Guitars
Meet Your Maker Martyn Booth Guitars
A luthier since 1975, Martyn worked for both Gibson and then Yamaha guitars in the UK where he designed the MSG/Image guitar which has become something of a cult classic. In 1991 he set up his own business in the Suffolk countryside and in the mid 1990’s was also a reviewer and columnist for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques magazines. Since 2002 he has been building his own range of hand crafted guitars using tried and tested traditional construction techniques to the same “no compromise” standards which have been the hallmark of his career.
Meet Your Maker Brian Eastwood Guitars
Meet Your Maker Brian Eastwood Guitars
Brian Eastwood is a well-known master luther from the NW England. He makes some wonderful innovative and beautiful guitars. Having built his first guitar because he could not afford to buy one, he has gone to make guitars for many big name artistes such as Peter Hook co-founder of Joy Division and New Order. The guitar was built from part of the dance floor from Manchester’s iconic Hacienda night club.
Meet Your Maker Ambler Custom Guitars
Meet Your Maker Ambler Custom Guitars
With a wealth of experience built up over many years, John Ambler specialises in designing and building custom guitars from superior timbers, which he sources from all around the world.
Being very proud of his woodworking roots, John builds guitars using traditional carpentry methods that have been passed down by generations. With this level of craftsmanship, there is virtually no limit in creating the guitar of your dreams.

Meet Your Maker Wunnadem Guitars
Meet Your Maker Wunnadem Guitars
U.K. based metal guitar manufacturer Wunnadem Guitars have re-engineered the guitar neck. They have scalloped them radically not only on the front of the instrument but also around the sides to give a spinal chord effect to the neck. This makes the neck feel thinner in every direction than any other guitar, yet the frets are actually wider than a standard guitar. This makes their guitars easier to play, as you are encouraged to touch the instrument much more softly.
Meet Your Maker H J Williams Guitars
Meet Your Maker H J Williams Guitars
It has been 25 years since Haydn Williams started building instruments at a professional level. He has learnt a lot along the way but feels he is still learning his craft, he says that there is always something new to try, be it method or material. Most of his work is built to customer specification. Haydn is a member of the European Guitar Builders Association (EGB)
Meet Your Maker AC Guitars
Meet Your Maker AC Guitars
AC Guitars is based in Moffat, South West Scotland. In June 2006 with the first commissioned order from Canada, AC Guitars officially came into being. Alan’s first attempt was a hollow bodied Telecaster. On completion he was fairly pleased, but his satisfaction only lasted a week before I decided I could do better. Alan is a member of the European Guitar Builders Association (EGB)
Meet Your Maker Jim Fleeting Guitars
Meet Your Maker Jim Fleeting Guitars
Before becoming a luthier, Jim played bass and guitar in bands playing at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, the 100 Club and the Borderline. A year after enrolled in the Guitar course at Merton College in Surrey, he moved to America to train at the prestigious Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Arizona. Jim began taking in instruments for repair and in January 2006, but a chance meeting at the NAMM show in Los Angeles brought about his return to the UK, and the opening of his workshop in Manchester.

Meet Your Maker Alpher Instruments
Meet Your Maker Alpher Instruments
Alpher Instrument are entirely handmade in Yorkshire. They are built without compromise using the very finest materials, pickups and hardware available. Alpher believe that using one piece necks and a true bolt on design (not just wood screws) deliver the best tone and create the ‘Alpher sound’. They also believe that solid brass fixed bridges should be used for the best possible resonance.
Alpher don’t copy other manufacturers designs and have specifically engineered their shapes to be well balanced, ergonomically comfortable while retaining a classic look that create the Alpher identity.
Meet Your Maker SBC Guitars
Meet Your Maker SBC Guitars
Scatter-Brain Concepts (SBC) offers ergonomic guitar design, custom made electric guitars and repairs from our North London workshop. SBC was conceived by Stuart Robson, a London based product designer. The core concept was simple; take an electric guitar, strip it back to its essentials and rebuild it. Stuart wanted to look at everything that made an electric guitar sing, couple it with everything that made a guitar fun to play, and the traditionalist in him wanted a guitar that was good to look at!
Meet Your Maker Swinglehurst Guitars
Meet Your Maker Swinglehurst Guitars
Based in North Nottinghamshire, John Swinglehurst has been a Luthier for almost 20 years creating countless guitars that have been sold all over the world and found their way into the hands of some of the worlds most notable players. All guitars are constructed from hand selected timbers to maximise visual impact & tonal possibilities.

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