GJ Guitars

GJ guitars started out when, around 40 odd years ago, I fancied a “Tele” but couldn’t afford one, so I decided to try and make one. I had been working in a local timber yard and managed to get a hold of some pieces of wood. After about 8 months my 001 “Tele” was created.    

Some clients were keeping up to date with the progress and when the finished article finally came about, asked me if I could make something for them. A body, a neck etc. The next thing I knew I was up to # 6, a black “Strat” style with DiMarzio blues pickups. This guitar I kept for about 6 years, until someone offered me a absurd price for it. It is now touring in Eire with a rock band.

The next guitar I kept, was #19, another “Strat” style with a quilted maple top, Gotoh roller bridge, DiMarzio’ s etc.  It played and sounded like like a dream, it was sold in 2015 after 10 years of excellent service,

My newest “Strat” is #72, which is a swamp ash body, finished in red with a maple/ rosewood neck, DiMarzio’ s and a Roland GK-3. 

From time to time the worst can happen and a body or neck can get damaged. Sometimes if not fully repairable these guitars are sold for a knock down price.  A great bargain to be had by all.

Any Questions ?, Interested?, Just give me a call.



If you would like more information or pictures of any GJ guitars, then why not send me a message and I will be happy to forward additional information on my creations…  cheers Graeme 


Aberdeen Based String Instrument Technican & Luthier