Roger Williams - Guitar Maker
Roger Williams provides a very professional service in making
Handmade Classical, Flamenco and Acoustic Guitars, as well as restoring
and repairing guitars.
He has worked with his hands, at various crafts,
for most of his life both as a hobby and for a livelihood. He purchased
the materials for his first guitar in 1970 and since then he has
restored, repaired and built many hundreds of guitars and string
instruments for discerning professional and amateur musicians.
handmade Classical guitars are
based on principles established by the early Spanish master Antonio
de Torres, refined by the German maker Herman Hauser and latterly
developed by existing makers Jose Romanillos and Kevin Aram. His
Flamenco guitars are influenced by Marcel Barbero and Manuel
Reyes. Roger's guitars also incorporate innovative features
of his own which employ some of the latest advances in acoustic
research and instrument dynamics. His special finger-style
acoustic guitar , designed and built for Gordon
Giltrap , follows the same design and construction
philosophy as his Classical guitars, resulting in a very light
and responsive instrument. His work emphasises elegance and
simplicity of design, quality of materials and precision of workmanship,
resulting in the highest quality sound and playability.
Every guitar that Roger builds is special and individual. Sometimes
it will be built with a specific customer in mind; at other times
he will build just for the sheer pleasure of designing and developing
something new and beautiful.
also undertake restorations,
and repairs providing
a professional repair service to numerous amateur and professional
musicians; he is also the recommended luthier for the Stafford
Classical Guitar Centre, and the Midlands warranty
agent for Brook
Guitars . He specialises in recommending
and fitting pickup and transducer systems to
all types of acoustic guitars.
Restorations, modifications and repairs are carried out to the
highest standards of quality and workmanship in a modern, well-equipped
Numerous professional musicians entrust their instrumentswith Roger. He has
repaired, restored, modified and setup many of Gordon
- you will be in very good company if he works on your guitar!
prices by all means but then judge the quality and accuracy of
workmanship . All
repairs are guaranteed and come with a "no fix, no fee" assurance.
If you would like Roger to provide an estimate for your repair
or restoration then please contact him, and when
he replies, he will require you to send him a few digital
pictures (max 100Kb each), he will then be pleased to give you
an initial estimate for the work (obviously subject to actual examination
of the instrument!).
Further Details about his work including his high quality handbuilt
guitars can be found on his website