Simon Thorley working in his studio.

Having played guitar since my teenage years, I have always taken a great interest in how they work and in how to improve their sound. After working on a number of projects buying and repairing old guitars, I decided that I needed to learn how to make guitars properly. So in 2013 I moved to London and studied acoustic guitar making and repair at South Thames college. During my time there, I built a couple of guitars and soaked up a whole wealth of knowledge on the subject.

Since my move back to Yorkshire I have found a workshop nearby, and I have been working on repairs as well as a prototype of a resonator slide guitar. I will be open to take on commissions once this current resonator is finished.