Peter Barton

My work has been inspired by studying instruments I have had in for repair from some of the great makers of this century such as Hauser, Fleta, Aguado, Santos Hernandez, Simplicio, Archangel Fernandez, Ramirez, Rubio and Jose Romanillos.

I aim for the highest standards of craftsmanship together with using the very best woods available for the construction of my instruments. Since 1986 I have made it my priority to invest in the best quality timbers and have travelled widely to sawmills in Germany, Switzerland, Holland and India to select them. As a result I have a very good stock of well seasoned spruce, Indian and Brazilian rosewood, mahogany and ebony.

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My classical guitars are based on the Hauser and Romanillos models .They are not intended as exact copies but follow similar patterns of form and construction. Although most of my instruments are built with Swiss spruce soundboards I also make instruments using western red cedar. In both models my main consideration is to produce an instrument with a clear balanced tone, good sustain and projection. I also want my instruments to be beautiful in design and decoration in the spirit of the wonderful guitars of Jose Romanillos. I therefore make up all my own rosettes and purflings using ebony, maple, satinwood and mahogany veneers.

My steel string acoustic guitars are similar in size to the Martin OO and OM models but of my own design. I use the same timbers as for the classical guitars including Indian or Rio rosewood for the back and sides with soundboards of Swiss spruce, sitka spruce or western red cedar.

Barton Guitars established 1986 in Addingham West Yorkshire.

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Peter Barton


Barton Spruce Guitar

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