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About McIntyre Guitars Edinburgh

Chris McIntyre - Edinburgh Master Luthier


Chris McIntyre crafted his first instruments at the young age of 9 years old, making mandolins and classical guitars in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Chris then went on to do Musical instrument repair at College in Edinburgh. This involved learning how to repair Brass, Woodwind and Stringed instruments.

Later, after completing a Degree in Modern Fretted Construction, at the London College of Furniture in 1990, he immediately started working and earning respect in his professional circle for his expertise.

In his last 15 years he has built up a most impressive CV consisting of musicians, bands and bespoke instrument companies. Clients include Jamiroquai, Kylie Minogue, Annie Lennox, WestLife, George Michael, Anastacia to name just a few.
Please check out the clients and bands sections for a comprehensive list of clients.

After many years working with London's musical elite, Chris has recently moved back to his home town of Edinburgh. His new workshop is equipped to offer the same professional level of service that Chris's clients have come to expect and he continues to offer his expertise to both old* and new clients alike.

*Chris remains loyal to all his London based clients and indeed returns very often to continue his work with these customers. (Please contact Chris to find out about the dates of his London workshops)

McIntyre Guitars continues to build the highest quality musical instruments and welcomes any enquiries.

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