No doubt the UK’s top living luthier, now proudly represented by Guitar Gallery.
Born in London, in 1951, Simon come from a family with a long tradition of cabinetmaking dating back to the 18th century. Although a keen woodworker from an early age Simon decided to study graphic design before setting up a successful furniture making business in London.
At this point his path was clear; and was hooked. However, it was a further ten years before it was possible to devote himself to guitar making full time.
Becoming a full time guitar maker coincided with his move to Devon in the southwest of England, thanks to a setting up grant from the Crafts Council of Great Britain. Simon was particularly honored by this grant since the selectors included Jose Romanillos, David Rubio and Paul Fischer. In 1991 Simon received awards from the David Canter Memorial fund and Southwest Arts. In 1995 he moved into a studio on the Dartington estate in South Devon, home of the renowned Dartington International Summer School.
Over the years Simon has enjoyed a growing international reputation with customers in North and South America, Canada, the Far East and Australia as well as mainland Europe and the UK.
We have a constant supply of guitars from Simon, contact us to see what we have in stock.