About Us

Guitars have always been Jonny Kinkead’s passion. Having made his first ever guitar at the age of 16 and his first professional guitar in 1976, he still delights in the craft of luthiery. He originally trained in architecture at Kingston Polytechnic, which enabled him to develop the precision and aesthetic eye for detail required of a successful master craftsman.

All Kinkade guitars are COMPLETELY hand made, the majority being made to order. Jonny always works in close liaison with every customer, advising his clients on the many custom options available, including timber choice, ornamentation and tonal considerations.

The Kinkade range includes several sizes of steel string acoustic guitars including parlour size through to dreadnought , as well as acoustic bass, hand-carved archtop jazz and fine electro-acoustic guitars. Kinkade guitars are named after districts of the beautiful maritime city of Bristol, England and quaint surrounding villages, identifying the specific body shape and size. All standard models can be totally personalised, according to given customers’ preferences and desired timber combinations. A rare opportunity these days.

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