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Freshman Guitars & Ukuleles
About Us
Thanks for choosing Freshman Guitars

"We are a family run business with a passion for every aspect of our instruments. Quality of sound and attention to detail are second to none. We personally select our tone-woods and where possible, from sustainable sources. With every single guitar you can be guaranteed that we give thorough QC checks and set up before leaving our factory. While I’m sure your instrument will bring you a lifetime of problem-free playing and enjoyment, for warranty purposes please remember to register your guitar here. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, where we will be happy to help and advise".

Sean Kelly  -  Freshman Designer & Owner


Freshman Guitars remain one of the UK’s Top 5 Selling acoustic guitar brands. Since our inception, we have placed an unshakable focus on providing the best quality instruments at exceptional prices. We source the finest tone-woods from across the world, offering inspirational sound across our diverse range.

Based just outside Glasgow, Scotland, we are proud of our heritage. Each of our guitars is designed in Scotland, with final production handled by our dedicated production facility in Asia, where each guitar is handmade. Before any of our guitars reach stores, they will have been quality checked by our team of technicians, offering luthier level experience that virtually guarantees a flawless purchase. 

Celebrating Our 20th Year In Business

Formerly, Freshman Guitars had six key guitar lines: Renegade, Maple Ridge, Songwriter Series, Apollo Collection, Cedar Creek and our Manuel Ferrino classical guitars.  Now in our 20th year of business, we celebrate it by introducing our 20th Anniversary Series of guitars, bringing you the best of our biggest selling models over the years, albeit, yet even more improved and evolved from of our historically successful ranges over that twenty year period.

In addition to this we offer a select range of ukuleles, as well as an accessories range that embodies all the same quality standards as our guitars and we will also introduce a new Personalisation Store soon too. We will offer personalised options on Ukes, Capos, Stands, Wooden Pick Holders & Picks, Drumsticks and Drumstick cases too. . 

Artists such as Ben Howard, Hudson Taylor and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 ‘Best Musician of the Year’ winner Tim Edey all play our guitars. We were proud to have them on board, but equally dedicated to our ‘Supporting the Best New Music’ initiative. Through this and our partnership with successful YouTube channel Tenement TV, we are able to support a part of the music community that has always, and will always, be part of our success.

Finally, all of our guitars are professionally set up before being shipped out and come with a lifetime warranty – a sign of our belief in the quality of our instruments.

What The Press Say

• The highest ever rating (96/100) for an electro acoustic from ACOUSTIC Magazine
• "Guitar of the Year", GUITAR & BASS Magazine
• Numerous other accolades and awards

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Freshman Guitars 20th Anniversary Series

Freshman 20th 

What better way to celebrate our 20th year in business, than to celebrate the instruments which gave us the success and the awards we've won over the years. Our 20th Anniversary Series guitars are based on our best sellers, the evolution of many years of refined improvements.  We are very proud to offer our 20th Anniversary Series and we hope they bring you as much joy and wonderful musicianship as they do our pride.

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