I live in Suffolk and build/repair electric guitars.

How did it all start?

Burman Guitars workshop, custom guitars, guitar repairs, guitar finishing
Burman Guitars workshop

I’d been playing guitar for a few years, and had a dream of building my own. Brian May had done it – how hard could it be?

I soon found out.

I visited the library (yes, it was that long ago), bought a copy of Melvyn Hiscock’s book How to Build an Electric Guitar, and headed to my art school woodshop with an armful of lumber. I still have that guitar, and it still plays well, but I had been bitten by the bug. I had more ideas. More guitars to build!

Friends started bringing me their guitars to repair, and I built more guitars. Eventually I had to move into a bigger workshop, and here I am, in the middle of rural Suffolk.

I now have two models, Kanto and Sola, which can be built with different combinations of electrics, hardware and finishes. There’s also a Sola Jr, a stripped down version of the Sola.

I also undertake all kinds of repairs. From string changes and setups (yes, including Floyd Roses!), to partial refrets, pickup installs, refinish jobs, and even neck breakages and odd electrical issues. If you read my Google reviews you’ll find that some people report their guitar never felt or played so well since I set it up. And that’s what I like to hear. Happy customers make me happy!

Several times a year, I show at guitar shows all over the country. If you follow Burman Guitars on Instagram or Facebook you’ll see posts about where and when. Shows are always a lot of fun and a good opportunity to meet new people. So please stop by and say hello.

If you would like to know about repairing or upgrading you guitar, or discuss your next custom model, please drop me a line. I would love to have a chat!

– Nick Burman