Below is a list of guitar makers and luthiers who we are immensely proud to make pickups for. It is a hugely rewarding process watching their guitars come together and playing a part in their final sound and we’d love it if you’d check them out via the links below. If you are also a luthier and would like to feature our pickups in your build please get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.
Based in Teddington, London and fast becoming an exciting name in the guitar industry for his celebrated and innovative solid body electric guitars, Tom Gray is certainly one to watch for the future. His guitars are enjoyed by many renowned guitarists including Graham Coxon (Blur), Tim Renwick (10cc & Pink Floyd band) and Josh Smith to name just a few. His hugely entertaining interview on Anderton’s TV can be seen here and his recent review video by YouTube hit Justin Guitar featuring a full trio of Radioshop Pickups here.
Check them out: Gray Guitars website
Richard Meyrick Guitars
A very well known maker to those of you who follow our Radioshop Pickups YouTube Channel, Richard Meyrick is a hand maker of fine acoustic and electric guitars based in Abergavenny, Wales. Richard recently made a Rhossili OM acoustic for Radioshop’s Paul Best, a video review of which you can see here. His builds offer tone which is second to none in our opinion and his custom options offer a level of customisation leading to highly individual and personal instruments which the owner can cherish for a lifetime.
Check them out: Meyrick Guitars website
Another, primarily acoustic, guitar maker we are hugely proud to add to our luthier list is Devon’s James Millman. On his website you’ll see stunning examples of his fine work and those who follow his social media will almost daily see images of his guitars which will undoubtedly have you drooling. A Brazilian Rosewood Tele build featuring our 52 Tele pickups set was a recent highlight and a guitar we’d love to get our hands on!
Check them out: Millman Guitars website
Those of you who know what it is to suffer from ‘GAS’ should probably stay clear of Scott Cameron’s (The SC part of the name) website SC Relics. One look at any of his custom finished and relic’ed bodies and necks and you’re sure to be hovering over the ‘Order’ button in a frantic state! Whether it be a stunning two tone S type 50s body, a butterscotch 52 T style or, our personal favourite, a pink paisley T style, Northern Ireland based Scott’s finishing service would take some beating worldwide in our opinion and you won’t be disappointed. We’re hoping to feature one in action on our YT channel very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that one.
Check them out: SC Relics website
One for the future and an early adopter of our pickup offerings, Newport based Adam is a highly imaginative and skilful guitar maker we’re looking forward to seeing more from in the future. Keep an eye on his facebook page to see how his craft develops in the coming years, but the early signs are that his guitars will be very special indeed.
Check them out: ALB Guitars Facebook
42nd Street Guitars
A highly celebrated and talented guitar maker who we first became aware of after seeing her ‘R-Cab’ Cabronita style guitar on display at Bath’s Vintage and Rare, 42nd Street Guitars’ Angela Arnott is a luthier of whose work we’ve long been admirers. Her builds are highly original and refined ‘twists’ on familiar designs which have been regular earners of plaudits in the UK press. Pop over to her website and you’ll be a fan too!
Check them out: 42nd Street Guitars website
De Lacy Guitars
First introduced to us as the man behind high quality guitar parts supplier ‘CD Guitars’, Chas de Lacy is also a highly individual maker of fine electric guitars. Rarely coming up for sale and usually snapped up quickly, his builds are superb in fit and finish and the tone woods are simply stunning. Enquire through his parts website or just browse and obtain the remaining bits and bobs for your existing guitar project by clicking on the link below.
Check them out: De Lacy Guitars/CDGuitars