Peter Daffy has been building fine acoustic instruments since 1992. A one-time apprentice and co-worker of the reknowned mandolin builder Steve Gilchrist, Peter works with the finest craftsmanship to build instruments that not only have remarkable clarity and tonal balance, projection and sustain, but are beautifully crafted and finished.
As a well established bluegrass guitarist and vocalist, Peter knows what a musician is looking for in a top quality instrument, and builds accordingly to the most exacting standards. He has spent years of research developing his range.
His trademarks are a loving attention to details of construction, selection of the finest tonewoods, beautiful finishing and polishing, and an aftercare service that assures a long life for his instruments when properly cared for.
Peter builds a range of instruments to the highest standards, including copies of vintage guitar styles, as well his own innovative bouzouki designs.
Notes by Pete:
I built my first guitar in 1992, which gained me a three year apprenticeship with reknowned bluegrass mandolin builder Steve Gilchrist.
After this time I returned to my own workshop to concentrate on building dreadnought-style guitars, spending several years researching this instrument and developing techniques to optimise the construction, sound and finish.
I have a passion for both bluegrass and celtic music, and since 1998 I have researched and developed my own innovative range of mandolin family instruments. This range now includes bouzouki, mandola and mandolin.
My instruments are built for optimum acoustic sound quality, with an emphasis on volume and mid-range projection.
In 1998 I decided to limit the range of instruments that I make to those specifically designed for the music that I love to play. As a musician myself, I know exactly the qualities required by players and have incorporated these to provide a range of superb acoustic instruments.
Any enquiries you may have Peter will be be happy to answer by email: daffyguitars [at] gmail [dot] com