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So, the ethos on my guitars is simple – the emphasis is focused on creating individual instruments that connect with the artist, just as the artist connects with their audience and an instrument that sounds great, feels great and looks great, constructed from quality tonewoods.

And as my instruments develop, I take inspiration from many things around me, to create the guitars that I know and love today, and that journey continues, ever evolving.

handmade in England, using nature’s finest tonewoods…

 

 

About AJ Williams Guitars

I have been passionate about guitars for a number of years now. My earliest recollection, was being introduced to guitars by my late father, aged around 10. He had played some guitar and always remember one being in the house.

In my school years, I took classical guitar lessons, then moving to electric bass and “upright” in various Jazz bands, even performing at The Royal Albert Hall, for The Schools’ Proms Competition, circa 1989. We got into the final and yes, won!

Alas, growing up as one of the rarer 10% of the population being left-handed, finding the right instrument was almost impossible. It was here, I decided to make a guitar during my Craft Design & Technology lessons at school. Thereafter, many more guitars would follow…

Following school, some opportunities arose, where I could learn more about making guitars – firstly at what was The London College of Furniture, then after University at Patrick Eggle Guitars, in the early ’90s. For whatever reasons, these went on the back-burner, as I embarked on a career in the IT Industry, lasting over 20 years, until the lure of making guitars became ever stronger…

After a number of years of making basses, electrics and finally acoustics, I now see myself primarily occupied, crafting bespoke one-off acoustic steel-string guitars.

So, the ethos on my guitars is simple – the emphasis is focused on creating individual instruments that connect with the artist, just as the artist connects with their audience and an instrument that sounds great, feels great and looks great, constructed from quality tonewoods.

And as my instruments develop, I take inspiration from many things around me, to create the guitars that I know and love today, and that journey continues, ever evolving.

handmade in England, using nature’s finest tonewoods…

© ajwilliamsguitars (UK)

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

Here’s some nice feedback about my guitars…

I have to share this photo of a guitar currently under construction by my FB friend and Luthier AJ Williams who constructs handmade guitars in Kent. There are many advanced Luthiers making serious works of art costing upwards of £15,000, and those are works of art that are out of reach of anyone other than the select 1% of the human population.

What I like about AJ’s guitars are that I feel we are watching a Luthier developing, getting better and better and closer and closer to reaching his true potential, the guitars are getting more and more detailed but for now at least they remain player’s instruments (not the sole preserve of collectors), and are within the reach of most serious players. I like the woodiness of them, the real beauty is the wood itself as this picture demonstrates, but also notice the artwork carved into the wood. The craft of the Luthier is to find the right wood and to bring it out in all its glory both in terms of sight and sound.

Modesty, understatement and subtlety, the guitar and the Luthier…

(Narius Patel – Guitarist)

 

 

 

Feel free to contact me using the contact form on this page. I will be happy to respond quickly to your needs and requests.

 

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  • Moreton House, Moreton Street, Prees, Whitchurch, SY13 2EQ, United Kingdom

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