These links are in four groups:
- Websites with more information about Totnes
- Makers' Supplies and resources
- Guitar-related sites
- Luthiers, many of whom are past students of the School.
Train information how to get here.
The Totnes Web info on the town and area.
County information the wider region
not just tourist information on Totnes and the area.
Hotels in and around Totnes some are near, but some further away.
Painting of Totnes and River done in 1831, now in the Tate Gallery, London.
Totnes School of English has courses all year round.
Dartington College of Arts college of art, dance, theatre, music and writing.
Dartington Hall Trust The College's parent organisation.
Some who are too good to leave out of a useful contact list do not have websites. Their addresses and tel / fax are given instead.
David Dyke Luthiers Supplies Knowledgable supplier with a wide selection of woods.
The Hall Horebeech Lane, Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0HR England. Tel: +44 1435 812315
Touchstone Tonewoods Excellent supplier of woods and parts for instruments.
44 Albert Road North, Reigate, Surrey RH2 9EZ England Tel: +44 1737 221064
Small Wonder Music Company Mother-of-Pearl, other shell and inlay materials in great variety.
Mike Read and Adrian Farmer.
Phil Brown Maker of very high quality wooden pegs in many woods for guitars, lutes, viols etc.
2, Stove Cottages, Tindale Fell, Brampton, Cumbria CA8 2QW England Tel: +44 16977 46307
Kent Armstrong Rainbow Pickups.
Hazeldene House, Nickley Wood Road, Shadoxhurst, Kent TN26 1LZ England Tel: +44 1223 732527
Hiscox Cases Strong, fibreglass cases. Many sizes.
Unit 7-8 Mill Park Industrial Estate, Hawks Green Lane, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 2XT England Tel: +44 1543 571420
Paxman Cases Ltd bespoke, custom made cases to fit any instrument.
3 Tudor Court, Harold Court Road, Harold Park, Romford, Essex RM3 0EA England Tel: +44 1708 345415
William Cowley Parchment and Vellum.
97 Cladecote Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire MK16 0DB England Tel: +44 1908 610038
J. Crispin and Son Veneers.
92-96 Curtain Road Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AA England Tel: +44 171 739 4857
Bina Misical Instruments Indian, family-run supplier of Sitars, and spares and accessories for them.
31-33 The Green, Southall, Middlesex England Tel: +44 181 843 1411
Heckscher Ltd Musical wire.
75 Bayham Street, London, NW1 0AA England Tel: +44 171 387 1735
Robert and David Rodgers Makers of fine machineheads in Leicester, UK.
Luthier's Supply Shop in Montana with extensive catalogue. Very efficient mail-order delivery.
Headway Acoustic Pickups High quality British-made acoustic pickups and amps.
Gemini Pickups Versatile British-made electric guitar pickups.
Bareknuckle Pickups High quality electric guitar pickups.
Tonetech Luthiers Supplies UK based luthiers supplies.
Prime Timber UK based timber supplier.
Acoustic Guitar Resources a vast list
Guitarsite home of Guitar News Weekly.
Martin Koch's guitar-building pages Guitar building books and guitar making resources.
Robert Eyland Maker of fine Viols in nearby Dartington
Simon Ambridge Maker of fine classical and flamenco guitars in Dartington
Stefan Sobell Guitar, Cittern and Mandolin maker working in Hexham, Northumberland
Mark Lacey Archtop jazz guitar maker, working in Nashville, Tennessee
Organic Guitars High quality UK guitar maker.
Jungle Guitars Guitar building course in Goa, India.
Patrick James Eggle Fine English acoustic guitars.
About half of our students come on the course with the intention of pursuing the work professionally in some form or another. Some have gone on to work with other makers such as Patrick James Eggle, Parker Guitars and Fender, or have gone into repair work with shops. Others have set up on their own, building and repairing instruments, and some of these are listed below.
Stearn Guitars - Jesse Stearn
Handmade custom acoustic guitars.
Address: 2325 East Bonair Street
Telephone: +1 801.274.2359
Sam McClaren Guitars - Sam McClaren
Classical and steel string guitars.
Lewis Guitar Works - Pete Lewis
Custom builds, set-ups and repairs.
Gosden Guitars - Peter Gosden
Lap steel and steel string guitars.
Address:Flat 2, 4 Bowen Lane
Telephone: +44 (0)7812 183489
Ruach Custom Bass Guitars - Heath Wright
Custom electric bass guitars.
Telephone: +44 (0)7802 484857
OV Guitars - Owen Davies
Electric and steel string guitars.
Address:The Coach House
Telephone: +44 (0)7971 694554
Gitarrenbau - Peter John
Classical and steel stringed instruments.
Telephone: 02732 83244
Steel string and classical guitars.
Address: Alte Dorfstr. 1
This is near Hamburg.
Telephone: ++49 5027 8179
Weston Instruments / Ottawa Guitar Repair - Ian Weston
Custom instruments and repairs.
Address:13 Cedarock Drive
Telephone: +1 (613) 407 4203
Gypsy Jazz, and Arch-Top Jazz guitars.
Devon TQ13 8QT
Telephone: +44 (0)1647 440394
Preacher handmade guitars - Adrian Dawkins
Individually made acoustic and electric guitars.
Address: 14 Kearnsey Avenue
Kent CT16 3BU
Telephone: +44 (0)1304 823962
Jens Hucke - JJ Hucke Guitars
Address: PO Box 124
Shipston On Stour
Warwickshire CV36 5ZT
Fax: +44 (0)1608 684 887