Whether you’re a budding Eric Clapton or Joni Mitchell, a music enthusiast or simply a collector of unique items with an appreciation of finest craftsmanship, The Acoustic Music Company (TAMCO) has one of the world’s most exclusive collections of luxury guitars and mandolins.
Representing over 50 of the best American and Canadian luthiers, each signature piece is a handcrafted treasure that wouldn’t look out of place in a modern art gallery. Luthiers specialise in unique wooden stringed instruments with superior acoustic sound quality and intricate design using rare woods and premium materials.
TAMCO has a purpose built acoustically neutral sound room within a quiet atmosphere and ensures that customers find the right instrument that strikes a resonating chord with them. From TAMCO’s extensive range we have highlighted some of our favourites below:
The Skunk by Michihiro Matsuda – £12,995.00
One might say this ‘reeks’ of class. It might have taken more than two years from the design stage until creation but the result is a master of ebony and African Blackwood.
Dovetail Madness III by Howard Klepper – £11,995
Richard Thomas of Acoustic Mag sums this one up quite nicely: “it is, quite frankly, the most extraordinary acoustic guitar I’ve ever seen.”
OM Ziricote/Engelmann by Sergei de Jonge – £6,395.00
A Bearclaw Engelmann spruce top, Ziricote back and sides, water buffalo bone bridge pins, Honduras mahogany neck, rosewood and maple purfling all combine with a French polish finish to make this stunning addition to Sergei de Jonge’s range.
Ellis A5 Deluxe by Tom Ellis – £4,495.00
Because five seems like a nice round number and because we have a particular place in our heart for these endearing, oddly shaped instruments, we’ve included one of TAMCO’s mandolins, the stunning flame maple backed A5 Deluxe.
Retreaux Parlor ‘Bee’s Knees’ by Mike Baranik – £3,595
Handmade using stunning Bubinga wood, this spectacular guitar achieves clarity and even tone with musical warmth and a slight asymmetry for extra comfort.
For more information on TAMCO’s handmade guitars, visit the website.