Sam McClaren Guitars
Based in Yarm, North East of England, Sam McClaren handcrafts bespoke guitars of his own design. Creating instruments that look naturally elegant, Sam's guitars provide a loud, yet controlled sound, with singing trebles and strong basses.
Each Guitar is tailored to the individual player, with comfort, shape, body size and set up key priorities. Using only the finest of materials which paired together, create the perfect instrument for each customer harmonious in both sound and design. The decorative features and finishing processes are carried out by hand, ensuring the highest quality.
Building only two guitars at a time, Sam concentrates on voicing each instrument to reach its full potential, and to ensure the maximum customer influence and satisfaction.
Repairs and set-ups are available on both classical and steel string guitars.
London Strings Festival
St.John's Hoxton, Pitfield St.
29 September 2018
Antwerpen Gitaar Festival
16 - 18 November 2018
Craig Ogden's Guitar Weekend
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
25 -27 January 2019
"I would like to take a moment to invite you to take a look or even better, try one of these guitars made by a talented young maker from England. I had the good fortune to meet Sam McClaren in Glasgow and tried his guitars extensively. Sam has a clear vision and already a distinguishable voice in the land of guitar making"
Jan Depreter - Professional Classical Guitarist
"I played a Sam McClaren guitar in my concert at the Ullapool Guitar Festival. Sam's guitar (steel string acoustic) combines a highly musical open and responsive sound with ease of playability; In my experience a rare combination. I didn't want to put this one down."
Robert Foster - Composer and Musician