Guitars by Laurie Burn

All of Laurie's acoustic guitars are based on the standard body shape designed by Torres in 1880, which is used on most modern classical guitars. However, the internal bracing follows the Martin cross-bracing pattern for steel strings. They are designed to fit in a standard classical guitar case, as they are smaller than many acoustic guitars.

Laurie Guitars are usually bright sounding, are light in weight and very responsive to finger-style playing. The most recent walnut guitars though have a warm tone with surprisingly deep bass response for small body size.

It used to take me about a year to build a guitar to order as I was only building in my spare time, but I now hope to spend 2 days a week in the workshop. If you're interested in a commission, get in touch via the Contact Page to discuss your needs.

At the moment, I have one guitar for sale, ready made, so see the photos below of my 2012 Cherry backed model.

This is a collection of some of the guitars and other instruments made by Laurie over the past 35 years.

2013  Walnut-backed model no.13

2013 Acoustic in walnut

The photos below are of Laurie's English Cherry-backed acoustic, which has a very bright and lively tone. This guitar is for sale, "off the shelf."

Laurie in his workshop in Bristol, examining the back of guitar no.13 made in 2013 using Black Walnut from a tree planted by Queen Victoria in Kew Gardens.