Welcome to Burgin Guitars

I handcraft acoustic guitars, Weissenborn style guitars, Irish bouzoukis and citterns at my workshop in Wellington, New Zealand (Aotearoa).

My instruments have been played world wide by musicians such as the late David Lindley, Dan Spitz (Anthrax),  Henry Kaiser,  Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), lilt, Barefoot Truth, Fred Kinbom, Lloyd Thayer,  and hundreds of other musicians. They’re also played by David Lindley on the soundtrack to the Werner Herzog movie – Encounters at the end of the World.  

At Burgin Guitars we go all out to get our instruments made on time and within the agreed budget. Usual waiting time can be a few months, and mostly – no deposits (unless it’s something really different). We send photos of the build and can chat any time too – I’m at paddyburgin@gmail.com or via Burgin Guitars on facebook.

I have played music all my life and have been making instruments for more than twenty five years. I have exhibited at guitar shows in Montreal, Healdsburg, and Newport, Rhode Island, and around New Zealand. If you have ever been to a David Lindley concert, you will have heard one of his Burgintwangers.

My instruments and some discussions about them are also on Facebook here.



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