About Lines Guitars

Lines Guitars has been trading since 2007. 

Proprietor Andrew Lines studied for three years at Leeds College of Music. He gained a distinction on the ‘Strings and Guitar’ course, making a violin and a 00-sized flat-top guitar, ‘The Leeds College’s ND course provided a great introduction to instrument building using traditional methods and hand tools.’ 

Following the acoustic-based course he gained a distinction on the HNC Electric Guitar course, where he built a through-neck solid body guitar inspired by a certain liverpudlian’s black and gold instrument as well as constructing a thinline semi-acoustic guitar using a new-old-stock Hofner body from the sixties. ‘The electric course showed us that using power tools for initial shaping and thicknessing and for repeat procedures such as routing pickup cavities does not compromise the definition of a handmade guitar.’  

Following the closure of the Leeds department, Andrew enrolled at London Metropolitan University to study guitar making at degree level. Gaining a BA with First Class Honours for his archtop and resonator guitars, he stayed on to study at MA level where he was awarded a distinction for his work on alternative construction methods and the effects of different soundhole designs and placements on the carved instruments. ‘A mixture of traditional and modern methods; the basic construction techniques can be traced back centuries, measuring the acoustic properties with a computer program is a slightly newer development! A superb course for anyone who wants a deeper insight into the acoustics, materials and history of an instrument.’

 

Contact us

Email info@linesguitars.co.uk

Telephone

0118 940 4499

Our Address

Lines Guitars
The Coach House
Bear Lane
Hare Hatch
Berks
RG10 9XR

Opening Times

Please call in advance as opening times can vary
Monday 10:00 to 5:00
Tuesday 10:00 to 5:00
Wednesday 10:00 to 5:00
Thursday 10:00 to 5:00
Friday 10:00 to 5:00
Saturday By Appointment
Sunday Closed