- acoustic guitars
- classical guitars
Martin Woodhouse is a classical guitar maker working in Cambridge, UK. Woodhouse made his first few electric guitars as a teenager in the mid 1990s. In 1999, at the age of 18, he had the opportunity to make a flamenco guitar with David Rubio, who had been collaborating on violin acoustics research with Woodhouse's father (an engineering lecturer with an interest in violin making). After making that first flamenco guitar he decided to become a professional luthier and set up hid first workshop in his father's basement. Over the next year he had more advice and instruction from David Rubio while making several classical guitars, and he inherited a lot of Rubio’s tools and guitar wood after his death in 2000. Since then he has moved his workshop a couple of times and made around 150 guitars and various other instruments. He appreciates the old “traditional” instruments, like the guitars of Antonio de Torres and David Rubio, and continues to make new guitars based on those designs. At the same time he develops his own new designs.