product types: 

  • ukuleles
  • acoustic guitars


Northworthy is a handmade acoustic guitar brand. English luthier Alan Marshall makes around 20 Northworthy instruments a year. Custom wood, inlay and pickup options are available on all models which sell for between £1200 and £2000. Alan Marshall initially made guitars under his own name in 1982 but switched to using the Northworthy brand name in 1986.


Northworthy Guitars
Main Road Hulland Ward
DE6 3EA Ashbourne
United Kingdom

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Northworthy Radbourne


I have a Northworthy Radbourne from 1990. I visited Alan Marshall (the luthier at Northworthy), a year or so back, and he told me that he only made four copies of this version, which has the shape and size of a Gibson J185. It is topped with red cedar with mahogany back and sides. I have several guitars but this is one of my favourites. It is old and battered now (not my doing) but it plays, and sounds, like a dream - one of my best buys.

Northworthy's are rare to pick up secondhand, as they are a small firm and do not produce huge quantities - but what they do make is superb. If I could afford it, I would buy a new one too. They are that good!