Hi I’m Paul Archer. I want to offer something different in the Art of Lutherie. A quality, named-maker guitar is going to cost you a small fortune. The fact is, that your choice these days is between a high end factory built guitar, such as Martin, Gibson, Taylor and a hand made Sobell, Le Voi, Collins or other top makers. At the other extreme, you can go for a far eastern copy of just about any guitar, or other stringed instrument you care to mention, for just a few hundred pounds.
WHY NOT THINK ABOUT HAVING A GUITAR HAND MADE?
What I offer is a custom service that will allow you to choose the guitar or other stringed instrument you want.
Over the years I have built all types of stringed instrument including Selmer/Maccaferri type jazz guitars a la Django Reinhardt, 000 type Martins, Telecasters, acoustic bass guitars, citterns, fiddles … you name it, I’ve made it!
I offer a choice of design, materials and finish to suit your needs and pocket. You will be happy with my prices because you will be paying for the instrument and not the famous brand name.
Here’s the bit that is different….
YOU CAN COME AND BUILD IT WITH ME.
I will teach you to make a guitar for yourself and help you all the way. You can be involved as much, or as little, as you like.
My promise is that you will leave the workshop with your own hand made instrument.
Prices will depend on materials and type of instrument required.
Give me a call or email with any questions, all details can be found on the Contact Details page.