Orangewood

Orangewood was launched in 2018 as an acoustic guitar and ukulele brand. The brand is owned by Praxis Musical Instruments Inc. of Orange, California. Orangewood instruments are designed and distributed in the USA but are made elsewhere (e.g. Indonesia).

Source: Orangewood website (3 August 2020)

Jordin

Jordin is a budget guitar & amplifier brand, distributed in Australia & made in China.

TPP

The Painted Player (TPP) Guitar Company, is a team of dedicated luthiers, artists and musicians based in the UK that specialises in making detailed and authentic tribute and custom guitars. Their range of guitars is divided into 3 separate series: Artistic, Relic and Custom Shop,and within those categories each individual design can be ordered in varying 'Editions' at different price points.

Source: The Painted Player Guitar Company website (17 September 2021)
 

Gower Guitar Company

The Gower Guitar Company was established in 2021 in Swansea, UK. Circa 2021 their range included: the Cheriton model (a tele style electric), the Overton (a strat style) and the Paviland (precision bass). The prices range from entry level student models (£199) to custom models (£499 +) with differences in hardware and components.

Source: Gower Guitar Company website (17 September 2021)

SVL

Simon Law set up SVL Custom Guitars after working as a professional guitar repairman and amplifier tech for 16 years. It is a one-man operation and Simon makes each guitar one at a time  - finished with ultra thin coats of nitro cellulose

Source: SVL Custom Guitars website (16 September 2021)

Carson Crickmore

Phil Carson Crickmore was born in Melbourne Australia in 1956. In 1972 he began an apprenticeship in cabinet making and furniture making. On completing his apprenticeship Carson Crickmore began to show interest in the possibilities of building guitars, Eventually he started a small workshop in 1980 in Warrandyte Victoria and began to build his first guitars. Under the mentorship of Master Violin and Cello maker Warren Nolan Fordam, Carson Crickmore was introduced to stringed instrument making. In 1984 Carson Crickmore was accepted in to the State Craft Centre in North Melbourne Victoria and for the three years Carson Crickmore produced a large number of individually designed hand built guitars which were sold through his workshops and through retail. Over the following years Carson Crickmore has been consistently building and producing stringed instruments and is now building from his workshops in Castlemaine Victoria. He also teaches guitar making.

Thomas Lloyd

Thomas Lloyd Guitars (TLG) was founded in 1993 by luthier Chris Wynne. Teaching people to build handcrafted acoustic guitars, TLG’s first school began in a horse stable in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. They soon moved to larger premises at the Montsalvat artist colony in Eltham.  For the next seventeen years TLG ran guitar building schools in Australia, Italy, France and Japan. In 2014, Rod McCracken joined TLG as a student and went on to buy the business. McCracken moved the business to The Guitar Room in Kilmore, Victoria where they carry on teaching artisan guitar building.

 Source: Thomas Lloyd Guitars website (14 September 2021)

Boston

Boston was a brand name of P&R Howard Music Ltd in Scotland - for guitars, folk instruments and drums. The P&R Howard company grew to a turnover of £4.6 million in 2005 and operated out of a warehouse in East Kilbride as the largest distributor of musical instruments in Scotland. The company went out of business in September 2013.

Source: Boston Guitars website (archived 2010)

Sheridan

Sheridan Guitars was a brand name of P&R Howard Music Ltd in Scotland. The company grew to a turnover of £4.6 million in 2005 and operated out of a warehouse in East Kilbride as the largest distributor of musical instruments in Scotland. The company went out of business in September 2013.

The Sheridan Guitars trademark is now owned (since 2014) by Luke Sheridan in New York.

Source: Sheridan Guitars website (archived 2013)

Enxi

Enxi guitars is a Chinese guitar maker active since December 1, 2011 as an OEM company. They began selling their own Enxi brand guitars in June, 2020. They are also connected to the distribution of Shinjie guitars.

Source: Enxi guitars website (11 September 2021)

Westfield

Westfield Guitars was established in 1989 by Paul Howard (P&R Howard Music Ltd) in Scotland. The company grew to a turnover of £4.6 million in 2005 and operated out of a warehouse in East Kilbride as the largest distributor of musical instruments in Scotland. The company went out of business in September 2013.

Source: Westfield Guitars website (archived 2013)

Trent

Trent guitars are handmade on the South Coast of England. The brand was founded around 2020 by Elliot a cabinetmaker by trade with a furniture making business in Poole. His first model - the Trent Model 1 is an offset telecaster style electric with P90 pickups.

Source: Trent Guitars website (12 September 2021)

42nd Street

42nd Street Guitars was founded by Angela Arnott - the 'Guitar Angel' - a UK-based luthier and vintage guitar restoration specialist since the 1990s. 42nd Street instruments are American vintage inspired guitars - built in the UK by Angela and her son Tig Arnott. They also offer a range of upgrade and replacement bodies and necks, all finished in nitrocellulose paints and lacquers, and available in a variety of NOS and aged styles. Whether you want a pristine pre-aged as new look or an authentically worn replica in your choice of vintage colour, they can customise items to meet your individual needs.

Source: 42nd Street Guitars website (12 September 2021)

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