At Crimson Guitars we have four separate, though complementary, businesses
The Custom Guitar Building StudioCrimson 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 Luthiers Tool-making WorkshopsA 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.
Guitar Building Training and Tuition - both online and in personOne-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!
The Vintage Tool Shop (re-located from Stalbridge, Dorset)
Fine Hand Tools Bought & Sold
The Vintage Tool Shop is a haven for the fine tool collector or avid crafts-person alike. We find, restore and sell, both online & in our beautiful physical store. We have a huge variety of quality used tools from all trades and crafts, from woodworkers to luthiers, leather-work to engineers of all stripes, and we may well have just the tool for you. We have two large tool rooms at Crimson HQ, filled to the brim with fine tools.
We list an average of 50 to 70 newly restored tools daily and are always looking to add to our stock. If you have any duplicates or tools you no longer need get in touch and we will happily make you an offer. Whether vintage or just used we are interested in almost any tool that could find a home with another maker. Nothing with a plug or plastic though please, we have an affinity for quiet.
The shop (now located in Piddlehinton at Crimson HQ)
Telephone: 01300 348863