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Munson Tempest Custom Guitar
Munson Tempest HH – Yew top in British racing green

Get your dream guitar! Choosing new guitars can be difficult. Should you go for custom shop, bespoke, or off the shelf? Sometimes you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for or where to go for help.

What if you could take everything great about the guitars you’ve played and combine them into one instrument?

You might already have a few guitars, and they all have things you love about them. You might have something in mind that takes all those great elements and combines them. Whether you want to create your ultimate guitar or one that covers that hole in your collection, a custom guitar is perfect for you.

Munson Guitars lets you choose exactly how your guitar is built, what it looks like, and how it sounds. All our made-to-order guitars are designed for you, with you, to suit your playing style – the only thing you’ll have to worry about is your amp being loud enough!

Custom Shop Guitars

To create a unique custom shop electric guitar you will work with us to craft an instrument specifically for you. Using premium materials, amazing finishes, and state-of-the-art electronics, your custom shop guitar will give you a truly personalised and unique playing experience.

Tempest Left handed guitar
Bespoke Travel Guitar

Bespoke Guitars

Owning a bespoke custom guitar is a deeply personal journey, and we understand that. Share your vision with us, and we will design and build a bespoke guitar from scratch, specifically for you. Your custom guitar journey starts with an initial chat about design. Then the fun really begins as we create a truly unique, one of a kind instrument which carries a pedigree of timeless quality. 

Private Stock Guitars

We are passionate about guitar building and have designed some special edition guitars for exclusive events, showcases and photo shoots. Due to the very limited availability of these instruments, we call this our private stock. They are in stock and ready to go so that you don’t have to wait to get your hands on one.

Munson Marauder Private Stock Guitar

HANGAR® Guitar Stand

Your favourite guitar deserves to be displayed. Not only does having a guitar on show help remind you to play it more, but it let’s you show off your prized instrument. The Munson HANGAR is designed to safely dock your guitar and create a statement piece wherever you keep yours. If you’ve got baritone and bass guitars, it comes in XL!


Custom Guitar Experience®

Commissioning a custom guitar is not just about owning a custom guitar. It’s your journey which starts with an initial chat with a luthier about you, your playing style and your ideas for your dream guitar. It’s only once we fully understand what you are looking for that we create the design. We will involve you from the very beginning. You get to choose the actual wood, the colour and type of finish, and everything in between. This is your journey and you get to experience every step of it – from design to unboxing, and beyond.

Why Custom Guitars?

So what’s the big deal about custom guitars anyway?  If you’re considering a new electric guitar, it’s definitely worth exploring the idea of getting it custom made. Pricing starts from around £1,300 and designs are only limited by your imagination.

Benefits to commissioning a custom guitar:

You choose how it sounds, looks and plays
Stand out from the crowd with a truly unique instrument
It can last you a lifetime and beyond
You are at the centre of the design and build experience


Don’t take our word for it

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See what Gigs and Guitars have to say about the Tempest in a recent review

“Playing this guitar is a dream, the fretwork and neck carve make the guitar silky smooth! “

Gigs and Guitars

Inspired by three generations of craftsmen

Our custom guitar heritage has its roots in our family’s love for working with wood. Over the last 70 years, we’ve produced everything from wooden engineered houses to bespoke fine furniture. Munson Guitars is the culmination of our passion for wood, along with the innovative and enabling new technology we use and our love of music.

As a family run business, we are the makers. Carl Munson and sons are responsible for all aspects of design and building. We ensure that each and every guitar is built with the same care and attention to detail and to the same exacting quality that you would expect from any master built instrument.

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Carl Munson and Gibson making guitars
Carl and Gibson, the helper (yes, the dog’s name is Gibson)

What’s next?

As one of the UK’s leading custom guitar manufactures, it’s an exciting time at Munson Guitars as we are constantly innovating and investing in new technologies. This enhances your experience and brings you, virtually, right into our factory. You get to see your guitar being made from wherever you are in the world. We are shipping custom guitars to clients in the UK and worldwide. If you can’t wait to get your hands on a Munson custom guitar, schedule a design consultation with us today.

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