Leddington Guitars is a small one man shop based in Antwerp, Belgium that is specialised in custom designed, hand built steel-string guitars.
Leddington moved to Antwerp in 2010 from his native home of the United Kingdom and quickly found himself co-founding local Bluegrass group Shenandoah Special. It was from this headlong foray into acoustic music and his background in Fine-Arts that his keen sense of the visual and the aural became inseparably intertwined. A few years later Leddington began work on his first guitar and found that he could not simply stop there.
Several instruments later Leddington has developed a sonic sensibility that produces balanced and responsive guitars and puts particular emphasis on the way they play and feel. These instruments are built by a player, for players.
Aside from the primary acoustic function, Leddington also maintains a strong visual and yet minimal aesthetic that often opts for simple straight lines, uncomplicated appointments and classically balanced forms. This way the wood, which can often be dazzling enough, is allowed to speak for itself both visually and of course sonically.
Leddington's passion is to create hand built instruments that follow on from the American tradition of luthiery whilst at the same time adding a modern look and feel with custom designs and ideas. Whether you are looking for a wild looking, yet roaring dreadnought or a sweet sounding 00 with custom inlays designed by your artist friend, you've come to the right place.