Welcome to the Karl Eckert Guitars website.

When I was eight my uncle Jack showed me a couple of chords on his guitar on a visit from Australia, and I was hooked. I quickly persuaded my parents to let me have an electric guitar and I ended up with a second-hand Tokai which I still have. As a guitarist first and a guitar technician second, the feel and sound of the instrument is the most important thing to me.

I have been working as a guitar technician since leaving college, for Washburn UK then Sound Technology. I left Sound Technology a few years ago to work for myself and have never looked back. I now share my time between guitar building and repairs and developing my own range of high-end guitar valve amps which are now entering limited production. You can find more about them at Eckert Amps.

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Hand-crafted guitars built to your specification

Guitar repairs and setups

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