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
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.