Wilkes original factory workshop, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Wilkes Guitars Original Workshop, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Doug started building guitars in 1972 and soon expanded to a factory in Bottleslow Street, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. It was in the 70s and 80s that Doug quickly made a name for himself as one of the best guitar builders in the UK and he had orders coming from all over the world. Dave Gilmour, Stev Vai, Sting, Wang Chung. Even Big Country’s unique guitar sound has much to do with Doug’s patented sliding pick up system called The Answer.

Today Doug takes great pleasure by offering a more personal service to customers from his workshop. Whatever you want, you can have.

On this page you can see a few pictures from the 1970s and 1980s when Doug had the largest independent guitar making factory in the UK.

Wilkes Guitars Original Workshop Catalogue

Wilkes Guitars Original Workshop, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Wilkes Guitars Original Workshop, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Wilkes Guitars Original Workshop, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Wilkes Guitars Original Workshop, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Wilkes Guitars Original Workshop, Hanley, Stoke on Trent. The Slut

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