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!