Spotlight on Luthiers: Chris Larkin

As a companion to my page on UK Luthiers, I will occasionally highlight one of them in these news posts.  I don’t know most of these luthiers myself, and so I’m just looking through some of their websites and picking out luthiers who seem to make interesting or beautiful instruments.

Today’s luthier is Chris Larkin, who holds the distinction of being the only non-UK luthier on my list since he resides in Eire (which I also decided to include, and I’d like to have more Irish luthiers there if you know any).  He uses mostly local woods and he makes a variety of instruments, which can be seen on his website, Chris Larkin Guitars.  It’s well worth a visit if you’re looking for a custom guitar or bass, or just to browse his instrument gallery.

Here’s an example of one of his more garish guitars!

Chris Larkin Rio ASAD
Chris Larkin Rio ASAD

Author: gloopyjon

I grew up in England, attending school in Gloucester and then reading Classics at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. After working in London for three years, I moved to Belgium in 1993 where I have lived ever since. I played the piano as a child and also started playing the guitar, but never took it seriously until 2012, thanks to Rocksmith. I've also done a lot of singing, including over 30 amateur shows. Since 2012 I have been avidly accumulating guitar-related information as well as guitars and related gear, and I decided to create this site to share some of my knowledge, experiences and opinions with anybody who might be interested.

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