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.



+44 (0)1335 370806


+44 (0)1335 370806


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!