About Frontman

Frontman Guitars is a collaboration between Mark Duncan at stringed instrument builders Butser Mountain Music and entrepreneur and electronics engineer Dave Joel.


The concept was to build guitars using old parts which capture the spirit of the old guitars we love but these days cannot afford to buy. When we first got interested in the vintage market the guitars were often expensive but clean and for the most part original. These days we are seeing bags of old bits thrown together and being sold as vintage guitars so we thought we could get our own bits and see what happened.

Frontman Guitars

The first run of ten guitars are in the offset style using some new old stock Aria necks from the seventies. Bodies are tulipwood or southern yellow pine. The pickups are new gold foils and the wiring is all first class!

Finishes are either hand rubbed shellac or thin nitrocellulose lacquer.

“Pick up a guitar and go in search of the truth”

Prices from £ 350,