handbuilt guitars

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Hello and welcome

Please note I am currently prototyping and building 3 new guitar models:

The Pavilion Parlor T

A flat-top solid body electric guitar with a bolt-on neck

The Pavilion Parlor

A flat-top semi-hollow electric guitar with a set neck

The Pavilion Parlor Royale

A carve-top semi-hollow electric guitar

Commission build slots will be available from w/c 4th April 2022 with build times ranging from 8 – 12 weeks depending on the model.

In the meantime, please feel free to explore the website and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

hello@duncancruttendenguitars.com
07794 192 355

About the craftman

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.

“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.

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