Welcome to my shady rigs web site. I am a luthier based in Kingston, London. My focus is steel string guitars and mandolin family instruments. Each instrument is meticulously crafted one at a time using mostly hand tools. This allows me to keep both the quality and detail to an exceptionally high standard. Ultimate tone for me is paramount. Material selection being an imperative starting point. A vast amount of time is given to ‘voicing’ each soundboard to suit the instrument. I can work closely with customers to ensure the instrument is perfectly suited to the player. Inlays and decoration can be modest, elaborate or personalised to individual taste.
kingston upon thames london