Luthier

Turnstone Guitars

Luthier
Rosie Heydenrych
Founded
2015
Location
Surrey, England

Turnstone Guitar Company is based in Surrey, England and was founded by luthier Rosie Heydenrych. In 2010, Rosie started learning her craft in London and set up a dedicated workshop in 2015 producing fine handmade steel-string guitars.

In a relatively short period of time, her instruments have been gaining attention from players and collectors all over the world. For Rosie, handcrafting highly responsive, beautiful and unique guitars is a labour of love and a true passion. As well as working with exquisite traditional timbers, Rosie also has a keen interest in using English grown timbers within her builds.

“One of the great joys of this profession is that there is always something new to learn. There are so many avenues one can explore and so many skills to refine and master.”

Based in England, Rosie is proud of her British heritage and takes the time to source and utiliize English tonewoods, to celebrate her home country. She is renowned within the industry for her efforts use of English woods and her efforts towards sustainability. Turnstone are known for producing both visually and musically stunning guitars, built to the highest standard of crafts-womanship.  

'I am thrilled to have the North American Guitar represent my guitars and brand. Their deep knowledge and passion for guitars has built a loyal and continually growing support base of guitar aficionados. To entrust another company to effectively represent something that is an extension of yourself can be hard to find, but I could think of no better partner to showcase my instruments to the North American and global market.'

Rosie Heydenrych

The Guitars

Rosie currently offers four models; The TD, TG, TM AND TS. Find out more about each of these below:

Models

TD

The TD is the largest model available from Turnstone Guitars. This is Rosie's unique take on the classic, powerful dreadnought.


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

Dimensions
Upper bout width
310mm
Lower bout width
416mm
Length overall
1060mm
Body Depth at end
115mm
Body depth at heel
95mm
Frets to body
14 (12 on request)
Standard specifications
Soundboard
Sitka Spruce or English Western Red Cedar (E)
Back & sides
East Indian Rosewood or English Walnut (E)
Neck
Honduran Mahogany or Rippled Ash (E)
Fret markers
White side dots
Bridge & fingerboard
Ebony or Laburnum (E)
Rosette & inlays
Solid wood rosette and mitred end graft
Features
Custom nut width and neck profile
Headstock
Solid style
Tuners (Solid head)
Gotoh 510 chrome
Tuners (Slot head)
Gotoh SEP780
Finish
High gloss or Satin
Nut, saddle and bridge pins
Cattle bone​
Handstop
Curved volute
Pickguard
Clear
Case
Hiscox artist series
Scale length
 650mm
Nut width
44.5

TG

The TG is the grand auditorium model. It has the width and depth of a dreadnought on the lower bout but with a tighter waist. The TG produces a larger sound with a pronounced bass presence. This is a true “all rounder”. It has a luscious tone but also responds well to chords, strumming and fingerpicking, a very versatile instrument.

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

Dimensions
Upper bout width
305mm
Lower bout width
 395mm
Length overall
1040mm
Body Depth at end
110mm
Body depth at heel
90mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
Sitka Spruce or English Western Red Cedar (E)
Back & sides
East Indian Rosewood or English Walnut (E)
Neck
Honduran Mahogany or Rippled Ash (E)
Fret markers
White side dots
Bridge & fingerboard
Ebony or Laburnum (E)
Rosette & inlays
Solid wood rosette and mitred end graft
Features
Custom nut width and neck profile
Headstock
Solid style
Tuners (Solid head)
Gotoh 510 chrome
Tuners (Slot head)
Gotoh SEP780
Finish
High gloss or Satin
Nut, saddle and bridge pins
Cattle bone​
Handstop
Curved volute
Pickguard
Clear
Case
Hiscox artist series
Scale length
 650mm
Nut width
44.5

TM

The dimensions of this model are largely based upon the traditional OM, whilst incorporating unique curvature.


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



Dimensions
Upper bout width
280mm
Lower bout width
 380mm
Length overall
1025mm
Body Depth at end
105mm
Body depth at heel
85mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
Sitka Spruce or English Western Red Cedar (E)
Back & sides
East Indian Rosewood or English Walnut (E)
Neck
Honduran Mahogany or Rippled Ash (E)
Fret markers
White side dots
Bridge & fingerboard
Ebony or Laburnum (E)
Rosette & inlays
Solid wood rosette and mitred end graft
Features
Custom nut width and neck profile
Headstock
Solid style
Tuners (Solid head)
Gotoh 510 chrome
Tuners (Slot head)
Gotoh SEP780
Finish
High gloss or Satin
Nut, saddle and bridge pins
Cattle bone​
Handstop
Curved volute
Pickguard
Clear
Case
Hiscox artist series
Scale length
 650mm
Nut width
44.5

TS

A smaller bodied guitar, elsewhere referred to as a parlour instrument. The TS Model has a small comfortable body, whilst maintaining a punchy yet articulate voice, with powerful attack.

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



Dimensions
Upper bout width
260mm
Lower bout width
 355mm
Length overall
955mm
Body Depth at end
105mm
Standard specifications
Soundboard
Sitka Spruce or English Western Red Cedar (E)
Back & sides
East Indian Rosewood or English Walnut (E)
Neck
Honduran Mahogany or Rippled Ash (E)
Fret markers
White side dots
Bridge & fingerboard
Ebony or Laburnum (E)
Rosette & inlays
Solid wood rosette and mitred end graft
Features
Custom nut width and neck profile
Headstock
Solid style
Tuners (Solid head)
Gotoh 510 chrome
Tuners (Slot head)
Gotoh SEP780
Finish
High gloss or Satin
Nut, saddle and bridge pins
Cattle bone​
Handstop
Curved volute
Pickguard
Clear
Case
Hiscox artist series
Scale length
 635mm
Nut width
44.5

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