Spotlight on Luthiers: Feline Guitars

My regular series highlighting the great work of some of the small luthiers continues today with Feline Guitars.  I was checking out a few of the websites to see who I should feature today, and even though I mainly focus on the guitars that these luthiers build, Feline Guitars caught my eye with a particularly interesting article on a repair that was done on a Les Paul of Richie Faulkner, who plays with Judas Priest.

Feline Guitars is comprised of one guy, based in Croydon which is an old stamping-ground of mine as my father used to run a small chain of florist shops there, up until 1993, so I used to spend a fair amount of my holidays hanging around in the shops, particularly during busy periods like Christmas.  He does a lot of repair work as well as building custom guitars, and from what I hear he has a fine reputation.

Here are a couple of examples of his guitars.  You can see more on his Gallery page.  He also specialises in making left-handed guitars.

A rather splendid-looking SG-style guitar
A rather splendid-looking SG-style guitar
Something a little more custom...
Something a little more custom…

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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