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Vintage Electric Guitar

About East Durham Guitars

East Durham Guitars was established in 2023 by Martin Dixon, Dave Olsen and Paul Wigham.


Martin has over 30 years experience as a luthier and has also lectured in guitar building and repair to HND level.

Dave has a passion for guitars and guitar making while Paul has previous experience owning a music shop in Durham.

 Mark Taylor deals with our sales and marketing


 Ricky Hutchinson is a luthier and runs our machine shop.

The aim was to take an existing company, Luthier Crafts, and combine it with aspects of Martin’s business, MD Guitars, to offer a number of services under one roof.

 Our services include:

  • Custom built guitars

  • Guitar bodies/necks and parts

  • Luthier timbers and supplies

  • Guitar building and maintenance courses

  • Repairs 

  • Setups

  • Refinishing

  •  On-site shop and workshop services/hire


We are in the process of adding our own guitar range and we’ll keep you posted on any new developments. We see ourselves as a one-stop shop for all things guitar related in the North East. Our service is prompt, professional

and friendly so contact us or call in to find out more!

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