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Eighteen string guitar

... Short scale, six courses of three strings, with an octave string either side of the note, so that up and down strokes produce a similar sound. I’ve made it for an old friend ....

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Fan Fret Bouzouki / Cittern

I’m rather pleased with this one - Jack Rutter is one third of Moore Moss Rutter,  winners of the young folk awards in 2011,  and is also multi-instrumentalist for Seth Lakeman. ...

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Selmar Replica

I’ve always loved Gypsy jazz, and I’ve been making “fringe” jazz guitars for quite some time, but this time I went the whole hog. Watching Remi Harris play at Ullapool gave me the boost I needed, and here we are. ...

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BBC Folk Awards

Ben and Josienne won the best duo category. Josienne’s voice was exceptional, and Ben’s fan fret guitar sound was gorgeous.  Well done both of you ...

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Meridian Audio Film

A few months ago I wrote about the Meridian film, and it has now been made available. I had been contacted by their marketing people, who wanted someone to contribute to a publicity film about the craftsmanship in their products ...

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"I gaze at my new/old guitar in wonder; it is a thing of the rarest beauty and not easy to believe. You operate in the realms of alchemy and magic!!".

Edward Tudor Pole

Welcome to Fylde Guitars. Hand made English guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis and citterns ~ built in the Lake District by master craftsmen, with an unrivalled world wide reputation for tone, playability, quality and style.

Chosen by many of the worlds leading musicians and serious amateurs for over forty years. Nobody does it better!