Tomson Guitars Unit 2,
Clayton Place, Clayton Street, Wigan, Lancashire, WN3 4DA



richard thompsonTomson Guitars, Guitar Maker, Guitar Luthier, Stringed Instrument Repairer, Wigan, UK

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Here is some feedback from happy customers:

I recently had my guitar repaired by Richard, thanks to a recommendation from a friend.

The strings buzzed and the intonation was sharp and went worse as you went up the fretboard. It required a bridge saddle repair, fretboard re level and the fretboard re fretted, due to the re level. Richard has done a fantastic job, his workmanship is brilliant and attention to detail. The guitar sounds and plays beautifully thanks to Richard. In addition, Richards communication is brilliant, he examined the guitar first and then rang me, before working on it and discussed what would be required to have the guitar the way I wanted it and the cost. I would highly recommend Richard Thomson Guitars, thank you.

Many Thanks
Rachel Walker


For my 65th Birthday in January 2016, I decided to treat myself to a custom made electric guitar.Having had several guitars serviced by Richie and always been very pleased with the his advice, quality of work, i decided to have my ideal instrument made by Richie.

Over a period of weeks we discussed the specifications - Richie being an excellent musician as well as a very skilled Luthier, he was able to advise me on the woods, pickups, colours, hardware etc . In particular i wanted the Best quality seasoned woods - which Richie had available
from his own stock. The body is made using one solid piece of Ash (which is quite rare) with a wonderful flowing grain pattern, the fingerboard is a lovely tight grained Rosewood, and the neck is Maple which also has a lovely grain pattern.

Instead of bolting the neck to the body,  it is set and glued and even unplugged has tremendous rich tones which sustain amazingly!

 With a 25" scale,  it is the most comfortable guitar i have ever played.

The finished guitar is a Gorgeous joy to just look at and even more rewarding to play!

Thanks Richie for all of your effort and time spent making my dream Guitar a reality.

Best regards.
Austin Mortimer.

This is the guitar (see below)