Continuing the Evolution of Archtop Guitar Design

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Archtop guitars have developed their unique character over the past century. They are now considered by many to be the pinnacle of guitar design. Our latest Feature Instrument, ‘The Metropolitan’ builds on the traditional qualities that make a great archtop guitar, bringing more refinement and innovation to the much-loved genre of instruments. Read More

Happy New Year from Hancock Guitars!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Thank you everyone for your support in 2018! It was a big year for us and we built some of our favourite guitar to date. We’re looking forward to new projects this year as well as some ripper guitar making courses. Many of our guitars finished last year haven’t been put up on the website […]

Video Available – Steve from Passion Cactus on an Orchestra Model

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Steve from Passion Cactus demonstrates an Orchestra Model acoustic with some high-energy improvised fingerstyle in this video – Thanks Steve! Video by Sam Stewart

Workshop Jam

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Music has always been a huge presence in the Hancock workshop, but it’s a rare pleasure to have a live jam session within our four walls. We invited five local musicians to try a collection of our electric guitars. It wasn’t long before the workshop was filled with their sweet improvised sounds. Video by Sam […]

New Featured Instrument

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

‘The Maverick’ is our latest Featured Instrument. It’s a handsome solidbody electric guitar with a stunning and versatile sound. CHECK IT OUT HERE

Hold Your Horses! We have a new featured instrument

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

The Jackaroo is an Australian country themed electric guitar, as unique as the land which inspired it. We used a range of raw materials to give the instrument a wholesome look, free from pretence or artificial adornments. From the leather wrapping of the body through to the Australian native timbers, horn pickup covers and shellac […]

Archtop Guitar Now in Stock

Monday, July 4th, 2016

After a long absence of Hancock archtop guitar in stock we have the first stock guitar of 2016 completed, a James Sherlock Classic model. VISIT INSTRUMENT PAGE A video of the final assembly and stringing of this instrument

Classical Guitar Completed

Monday, May 9th, 2016

We have taken the rarest and most exceptional timbers and crafted them with the upmost care to produce this Hauser-style classical guitar. The soundboard is made from aged German Spruce and exhibits a striking ‘bearclaw’ figure while the back and sides are of very old and resonant Brazilian Rosewood. VISIT INSTRUMENT PAGE

All-Maple Electric Guitar Just Finished

Friday, January 29th, 2016

The top is carved from one of the most beautiful and even-grained pieces of flamed German Maple we have ever seen. It is book matched along the centre join so the grain and figure is perfectly symmetrical. When the owner of the instrument originally placed the order he requested a coloured finish, but after the […]

‘Espresso’ electric guitar completed

Friday, December 11th, 2015

We have nicknamed it ‘Espresso’ after the dark brown gloss finish which resembles the surface of a long black coffee. Construction began on this guitar around two months ago so it was a very fast build for us. It is designed by Dane Hancock, who also did most of the building, his goal was to […]