To start the week off, let’s look at another British luthier making some gorgeous instruments. Today’s subject is Ambler Custom Guitars, based in Buxton where I’ve previously stayed for the Gilbert and Sullivan festival (music-related, but no guitars!).
According to his website, John Ambler has several basic models, and he typically starts building a guitar, based on an idea and some high-quality woods, and then posts pictures of his build on Facebook, and if someone decides to buy the guitar, they can then customise the rest of the build. He also has a small number of guitars in stock, ready for purchase – at the time of writing, his website shows one finished guitar and three in progress. More frequent updates are posted on his Facebook page.
Here are a couple of his guitars. If they play as well as they look, then they must be wonderful instruments! The second of these is currently shown as available for sale on his website (here).