- acoustic guitars
- electric guitars
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.