Michael Gee

England/U.K.
Michael Gee
  • - Born 1958
  • - Luthier Est. 1977
  • - English
  • - Builds both traditional and double-top instruments
  • - Also enjoys Tea, Rioja, and helping his son find great gear for his recording studio
Michael has continuously made classical guitars since opening his first workshop following 3 years study in London (1974 – 1977). He now exports guitars to fine players and dealers in over 20 countries around the world and has been described as being “at the forefront of British luthiery”. All Michael’s guitars are entirely handmade using only the finest woods stored for many years at his Earls Barton workshop. Details such as rosettes and bindings are designed and individually handmade by Michael.

Many of the world’s great guitarists have played and purchased Michael’s instruments including: David Russell, Robert Brightmore, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Toru Kannari, Graham Devine, Gordon Crosskey, Paulo Amorim, Mario Ulloa, Simon Dinnigan, The Artic Guitar Trio and The Australian Guitar Trio. Guitar number 500 is currently under construction for Gilbert Biberian (Nov 2004).

Michael was asked in 1980 to return to the Guildhall University London as visiting lecturer, one day per week, where he passed on his knowledge (for the following 8 years) to many fine and now well established British and European Luthiers. In the book, ‘The Classical guitar: A Complete History’, Michael, along with Jose Romanillos, Kevin Aram and David Rubio, was described as among the finest luthiers in the world today. For over thirty years Michael’s dedication and passion have grown and will continue to do so as he makes world-class instruments bringing enjoyment and inspiration to musicians around the world.

 

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