Welcome to Burgin Guitars

I handcraft acoustic guitars, Weissenborn style guitars, Irish bouzoukis and citterns at my workshop in Wellington, New Zealand (Aotearoa).

My instruments are played world wide by musicians such as Dan Spitz (Anthrax),  Henry Kaiser, David Lindley, Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), lilt, Barefoot Truth, Fred Kinbom, Lloyd Thayer,  and Al Billings in Texas. 

I have played the guitar, bouzouki, and piano for most of my life and currently play in several different groups. I have also exhibited at guitar shows in Montreal, Healdsburg, Newport Rhode Island. If you can’t get to a David Lindley concert, you can hear him playing Burgin Weissenborns on the soundtrack of the Werner Herzog film Encounters at the End of the World.

There can be a wait of a couple of months for an instrument but I can tell you there’s a style two Burgin Weissenborn on sale at the Music Emporium in Boston right now. It’s the same as the instruments we made for David Lindley with added rope binding etc.

My instruments and some discussions about them are also on Facebook here.



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