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Si Hopkins

Musician, singer and guitar builder




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Black Dog Guitars of Cumbria.

Previously Black Dog Guitars of Devon. Following my recent move to Cumbria, guitar building has taken a back seat. I hope to have a new workshop up and running soon, so watch this site for further details.

I mainly build acoustic guitars, although I have also built mandolas, made replacement necks for banjos and I have a nice line in Appalachian Dulcimers. I can also carry out guitar repairs.

The photos below show two typical instruments.


Model 1 guitar
Model 1 guitar with flamed maple back and sides.
Tenor guitar
Tenor guitar in sunburst finish with fitted soundhole pickup


If you are interested in having a guitar made for you, please email me. I build to a number of standard designs, but you can have your choice of woods, decoration and finish.



Si Hopkins 2017