The international luthier showcase returns on October 31 & November 1
Not only do Alister’s initials come top billing but, more importantly, so do his finely crafted guitars.
What do Martin Simpson Clive Carroll and Brendan Crocker all have in common? Other than being darn fine acoustic guitars players, that is… They all play Ralph Bown guitars, that’s what.
Acoustic magazine, the UK’s leading authority on all things acoustic guitar, is set to release The Book of British Guitar Making: The Essential Guide To Bespoke Acoustic Luthiery in the United Kingdom. In this essential guide to British guitar making,…
We first heard about Swedish luthier Michael Sanden through his post as design consultant on Tanglewood’s Master Design series of acoustic guitars. These instruments were very well received and garnered some very favourable reviews in these pages. But what about…
Japanese-born luthier Kenji Okumura has been building guitars since he was 21-years-old across three different continents. Now, firmly rooted in London, he’s busier than ever making some of the UK’s finest handmade acoustics, and as the resident luthier for luxury guitar store, Ivor Mairants.
Steve Toon has been building classical guitars for over 25 years but he’s recently forayed into the art of building steel-string and jazz guitars. Since 2006, he has concentrated on luthiery as his full-time career, combining the best musicality with pleasing aesthetics, constructed by hand from the highest quality materials available.