handbuilt guitars

Custom made in England

About the craftsman

I am a trained Luthier, who has completed both the Acoustic and Electric ‘Journeyman Programs’ at The Galloup School of Guitar Building and Repair based in Big Rapids, Michigan, US.

In addition, I have completed training with Guitar Tech Courses (Cross In Hand, UK), Crimson Guitars (Dorchester, UK) and The Totnes School of Guitar Making (Totnes, UK).

I am based at my workshop in Bexhill in East Sussex.

Upcoming shows and events

Duncan Cruttenden Guitars will be at the following events:

Latest News

Video: A quick test at The Bristol Guitar Show

Video: A quick test at The Bristol Guitar Show

Now in its 23rd successful year, the UK’s longest established guitar show, the North West Guitar Show, will return to its most popular venue yet at Haydock Park Racecourse Exhibition Centre on Sunday 15th May 2022 from 10am to 4:30pm.

“You do not know how pleased I am with it. The whole package is professional and impressive. Once again… thank you for allowing me to own this work of art!”

Pavilion Parlor range

The DC Guitars Pavilion Parlor is a new range of flat-top electric guitars designed with a stylistic nod to the body shape of the popular parlor acoustic guitar but with the body depth of an electric and the tonal flexibility afforded by dual humbucker pick-ups.

The pickup combination pictured is Bare Knuckle’s vintage Stormy Mondays hand-wound pick-ups with 42 AWG plain enamel wire and Alnico II magnets. However, given every instrument is hand-built to order, customers can choose across the wide range of Bare Knuckle pick-ups as well as tone woods and hardware.

“I can honestly say that a guitar has never felt as right as this one. Its beautiful, comfortable, the controls are positive and definite.”

Available now on Reverb

Duncan Cruttenden Guitars, including the Pavilion Parlor Range, are now available on reverb.com.

Partnership: De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion develops meaningful new partnerships and collaborations with businesses who share our values. We are proud to partner with Duncan Cruttenden Guitars.

Duncan is a Business Patron of the Pavilion. He generously helps us to conserve our iconic building and deliver our dynamic artistic programme, which delivers sustainable social impacts and positive change for people across the region.

Every customer who commissions a Pavillion Parlor guitar gets a membership for the De La Warr Pavilion. By playing these instruments, you are helping our vibrant venue and communities to thrive long into the future.

If you want to do more to support the Pavilion, you too can join us as a Member or Patron.

De La Warr Pavillion

Make an enquiry or commission

I’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to know more about the the Pavilion Parlor range or talk about a bespoke commission, please complete the form below.

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