Luthier

Swannell Guitars

Luthier
Jamie Swannell
Location
Ely, UK
Founded
2017

Crafted by Jamie Swannell, Swannell guitars are meticulously handcrafted in Cambridgeshire, England. Known for being responsive and well balanced across the range, Swannell guitars sport high quality and painstaking attention to detail.

Jamie's work promotes the use of sustainable and ethically sourced materials. He is actively engaged in the Leonardo Guitar Research Project which promotes the sentiment that great guitars can be built with non-tropical timbers. 

“Above all, the guitar should be played and a great guitar should inspire. My work as a luthier is all about achieving that sweet spot where aesthetics, playability and great sound combine.”

The Guitars

Swannell guitars currently offer three models, find out more about each of these below...

Models

OO OM MD

OO

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*


Dimensions
Scale length
25”/635mm
Upper bout width/depth
232mm
Lower bout width/depth
340mm
Length
470mm
Waist
190mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
Alpine Spruce
Back and sides
  Cherry/Walnut
Neck
  Reclaimed/FSC Mahogany
Neck profile
C
Fretboard
  Bog Oak
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Cosmo
Nut material
  Bone
Nut  width
  45mm
Peg head veneer
Bog Oak
Pickguard
  Clear if requested
Rosette
Soundhole binding or simple ring
Purfling
Usually light/dark, to complement back woods
Body binding
Either same material as sides, or a contrasting timber
Bridge
Bog Oak
Pins
Bone
Saddle material
Bone
Saddle type
Wide, compensated
Brace pattern
X brace
String spacing
  57.5mm at bridge

OM

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*


Dimensions
Scale  length
  25.5”/647.7mm
Upper bout width/depth
  280mm
Lower bout width/depth
  386mm
Length
500mm
Waist
233mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
Alpine Spruce
Back and sides
Cherry/Walnut
Neck
Reclaimed/FSC Mahogany
Neck profile
C
Fretboard
Bog Oak
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Cosmo
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
45mm
Peg head veneer
Bog Oak
Pickguard
Clear if requested
Rosette
Soundhole binding or simple ring
Purfling
Usually light/dark, to complement back woods
Body binding
Either same material as sides, or a contrasting timber
Bridge
Bog Oak
Pins
Bone
Saddle material
Bone
Saddle type
Wide, compensated
Brace pattern
X brace
String spacing
57.5mm at bridge

MD

*Please note, the specifications provided below are the standard specs included in the base price. Specifications are customizable upon request*


Dimensions
Scale  length
  25.5”/647.7mm
Upper bout width/depth
  295mm
Lower bout width/depth
  406mm
Length
520mm
Waist
260mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
Alpine Spruce
Back and sides
Cherry/Walnut
Neck
Reclaimed/FSC Mahogany
Neck profile
C
Fretboard
Bog Oak
Tuners
Gotoh 510 Cosmo
Nut material
Bone
Nut width
45mm
Peg head veneer
Bog Oak
Pickguard
Clear if requested
Rosette
Soundhole binding or simple ring
Purfling
Usually light/dark, to complement back woods
Body binding
Either same material as sides, or a contrasting timber
Bridge
Bog Oak
Pins
Bone
Saddle material
Bone
Saddle type
Wide, compensated
Brace pattern
X brace
String spacing
57.5mm at bridge

Explore Swannell Guitars

Why Buy From The North American Guitar

Secure payment methods

We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal or bank and wire transfers

Flexible finance options

We offer an array of flexible finance options so that you can secure your dream guitar

Safe and secure packaging

All instruments ship in triple-layered guitar boxes stuffed with packing peanuts

Fully insured global shipping

We use the most trustworthy couriers to give peace of mind no matter the location

No hidden fees or taxes

What you see at checkout is what you pay so there are no surprises at your door

72-hour appraisal period

All our guitars come with an appraisal period meaning easy returns if you’re not satisfied