A kind soul on the Rob Chapman Forum has recently suggested another luthier for my UK Luthiers article, and I thought this one was worthy of a blog entry. Hutchinson Guitar Concepts is a luthier somewhere in the UK who specialises in heavily customised or modded guitars, often with Celtic or Norse themes and metallic or lava-like finishes. His most famous customer is James Hetfield, from Metallica (you may have heard of them). Stunning stuff, and you can see some of his guitars on his Concepts page.
The guitar in the picture below is an example of James Hutchinson’s work. Unfortunately, this guitar was stolen from him through a scam, so if you see it please get in touch with James via his website.