Progress in 2016 & Plans for 2017

Friday, December 30th, 2016

2016 has been a year of strong dedication to our craft. Hancock Guitars has progressed both in a practical sense and in a creative sense during the year. We’ve built some of our best instruments ever in 2016 and the style of our guitars has evolved throughout the year. Innovation remains important and we’ve focussed […]

Progress – 2016 Collection of Archtop Guitars

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

The first instrument to be finished will be a James Sherlock model in a natural gloss finish. It is a classic instrument with black ebony fittings and elegant pearl inlay. Following shortly after will be a unique instrument based on our traditional 17″ archtop guitars with ‘S’ hole soundports. Many elements of this guitar will […]

A Collection of Archtop Guitars Begins

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

We are currently preparing our 2016 collection of archtop guitars. There are some exciting instruments amongst them. We will be building a mix of traditional and modern models. Most of the carving of the top and back plates is finished, with Kim Hancock carefully sculpting each plate. Now we can start to make decisions about […]

The 3 electric guitars we’re currently building

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

We have built a few electric guitars this year, but right now electrics have taken over the workshop, with three under construction. They all share the same shape but they are very different instrument. One is a flat top model with a Queensland Maple body, a tremolo and two humbucker pickups. The other two are […]