handbuilt guitars

custom made in england

about the craftman

Duncan Cruttenden

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 (Heathfield, UK) and Crimson Guitars (Dorchester, UK). Duncan is based in Bexhill in East Sussex, UK.

“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

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.”


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.
Duncan Cruttenden Guitars
East Sussex


07794 192 355



• Parlor style hollow body

• Material – mahogany (other tone woods available on request) with veneered walnut or maple cap



• C-shaped profile

• Material – mahogany with veneered walnut or maple stringer

• Shallow taper

• Nut width 1.728” / 43.90mm

• Ziricote fingerboard and headstock veneer

• Scale length 24.75” / 628.65mm

• Number of frets 21 (14 to body)

• StewMac 18% nickel-silver fretwire

• Bone nut

• Green shell abalone inlay

Nickel hardware

• TonePros System II Tuneomatic bridge and tailpiece

• Kluson MLT33N 3 & 3 modern round back metal tulip tuners

• Dome top metal control knobs (Telecaster style)

• Anomaly classic humbucker surrounds



• Bare Knuckle Stormy Mondays with nickel radiators (other Bare Knuckle pickups available on request)

• Controls 1 volume (CTS 500k pot), 1 tone (CTS 500k pot and Sprague Orange Drop 0.022 audio capacitor), 3-way switch (Switchcraft)






• Branded NSP in-flight hard case (£200 supplement)