At Crimson Guitars we have four separate, though complementary, businesses

The Custom Guitar Building Studio

Crimson Guitars is a guitar manufacturer based in Dorset, in the south of England. We have been designing, innovating and hand-building guitars for over two decades. 
The core will always be in the studio where a team of highly skilled luthiers and their apprentices build entirely hand made custom guitars in the truest sense of the word.  All guitars, basses, and extended range instruments are designed from the ground up with the eventual owner and there are only two rules – the finished instrument must be both perfectly playable and aesthetically pleasing… the rest is up to you from custom inlays and hardware to non-standard materials and neck dimensions, it is all possible.
The team also have extensive experience repairing even the least loved and beaten up guitars and often take on the most challenging repairs and restorations, plus a few standard fixes and set-ups along the way of course.

The Luthiers Tool-making Workshops

A dedicated team of tool-makers and apprentices form the backbone of this part of the company and between them, they produce, to the highest standard, everything from levelling and crowning files to nut slotting saws and notched straight edges and far far more.
The same care and attention that goes into a boutique guitar comes to bear on our tools and they are designed from the ground up with the luthier in mind.  Our toolmakers utilise everything from CNC and milling machines, engineers lathes to good old brute strength and the end results are small, perfectly formed works of functional art to help you make your own masterpiece.

Guitar Building Training and Tuition - both online and in person

One-on-one training at Crimson Guitars with top Luthiers personally guiding you.  Courses range from intensive Guitar Building, Guitar Maintenance & Repair to Building a Kit instrument and everything in between.  If we do not offer a standardised course to fit your needs then please get in touch!
We try to structure each course around the needs and experience of every student.  
We hope that in these courses you can learn to build the electric guitar of your dreams plus learn a whole lot along the way.
We also offer a 3-month intensive course where you can learn to build anything you want even an acoustic guitar from start to finish.  This course is designed so that when you leave you have the confidence and knowledge to start out on your own as a guitar builder or repair person.
We even have our own booking agent called Julie who will kindly help you find somewhere lovely to stay at a great price.
With our studio based in the picturesque rolling fields of Dorset, close to the town of Dorchester, take this opportunity to combine a unique experience with a refreshing holiday.

The Vintage Tool Shop (re-located from Stalbridge, Dorset)

Fine Hand Tools Bought & Sold