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Roger Giffin Guitars

Roger Giffins' story.

"I started Giffin Guitars in England, where it existed in various forms from the late 60's up until the mid 80's. During those years I was fortunate enough to hook up with a lot of very good musicians. This gave me the opportunity and encouragement to design and build guitars that became widely accepted in England at that time.

Regular customers included Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and John Entwhistle (The Who), Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Andy Summers (The Police) David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), and many more. Hundreds of quality, reasonably priced guitars were made at "Giffin Guitars."

So, in 1988 I moved to California. Once in L.A. and , employed by Gibson, I started building Gibson Custom instruments and fronting the Gibson West Coast repair shop. During this time, I built many different Gibson custom guitars, while the "Giffin" side of things was "on a slow burner."

The client list during this time included names like Eddie Van Halen, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Jimmy Page and Malcolm Young, among many others. I ran the Gibson custom shop up until Dec. '93 together with my co-worker and good friend Gene Baker. At that point it was decided that the whole Gibson operation was to be moved to Nashville".


Roger Giffin has been building guitars f or the elite guitarists in the music industry for over 40 years. He was commisioned to built exact replicas of both Eric Clapton's "Blackie" and Jimmy Page's Sunburst Gibson Les Paul.

His guitars have to be played to be appreciated. They are of the very highest build quality and playability for the most discerning customer. We are proud to represent Roger Giffin Guitars in Australia and have various models of Roger's guitars available either for sale or appraisal. Please call us for current availability and pricing.

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