- acoustic guitars
- electric guitars
Christopher J. Eccleshall is a maker, dealer and repairer of fretted instruments. He makes guitars, violins, mandolins, banjos and dulcimers to order. When he left school in Gosport the mid 1960s, Chris started an apprenticeship as a aircraft engineer but soon left to work as an assistant to a violin maker, John Howard-Lucy in Hastings for three years. He then moved to London to work with Hills of Bond Street before moving to Ealing Strings on Uxbridge Road in 1968. At Ealing Strings he had the opportunity to do some guitar repairs and eventually he left to set up a guitar business of his own in 1971. Before long he was doing work for Clapton, Townshend, The Sweet and Rory Gallagher. Eccleshall is now based in Devon.