Ciaran's guitars are the result of 13 years of development with the aim of combining the Irish and American styles of guitar building in which he was trained.

"My goal is to make inspiring guitars, where the quality of the wood, design and build create a voice that speaks for itself.

I take the warmth and complexity of Celtic guitars and add some of the definition and fundamental qualities of great american guitars. The result is a more versatile offering. 

My techniques are a mixture of traditional and modern, hand tools and machinery. I aim to be very transparent about how I make my guitars, and let the customer make their own judgement. I hope to add more website content showing the construction methods over time. Please get in touch if you have any questions. "


  • Lagan Lutherie School, Belfast- Evening, Intensive & Apprentice courses.

  • London Met. (College of Furniture) - Diploma in Musical Instruments

  • George Lowden Guitars, N.Ireland - Senior Craftsmen

  • Atkin Guitars, England - Production Manager

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