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Chris Larkin Custom Guitars
Chris Larkin

For almost 40 years Chris Larkin has been hand making guitar family instruments on the west coast of Ireland. Today there are more than 700 of his creations dispersed around the world, many of them custom instruments.
Initially Chris made solid bodied instruments (guitars and basses) but soon diversified to include acoustic guitars (steel and nylon string), archtop jazzers, semi acoustic, EUBs, mandolins and almost anything else you can think of.
Whenever possible he uses Irish woods and is one of the 4 luthier partners in The Leonardo Guitar Research Project.

It is an honour to be chosen to exhibit at The Holy Grail Guitar Show alongside my peers. The recognition this gives me in my chosen career justifies all the work I have done over the years.