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I have had the pleasure of playing Earl's instruments on many occassions. The sound always projects well and the instruments are very well balanced. The tone is always warm and clean. The instruments are also beautifully crafted and finished. They are a pleasure to play.

Xuefei Yang. July 2008

Fei Yang

Xuefei at the 2008 Nuertingen guitar festival in Germany


Colin Tommis
It is rare that aesthetic beauty and beautiful sonority combine in an instrument. Luthiers that are too preoccupied with the appearance of their instruments can neglect the sound, and vice versa. Earl Marsh’s guitars are a most welcome exception. Not only is the attention to detail in the woodwork quite remarkable, but he manages to produce well balanced instruments that have great power, penetration and warmth. Having being fortunate enough to play Earl Marsh guitars both brand new and several years old, I can say that the mature instrument had grown in stature to become a more dignified yet still extremely lively guitar. Any buyer can be safe in the knowledge that no matter how strong his initial impression of these marvellous instruments, the guitar he buys will over time become even better.

Colin Tommis
Chairman EGTA (UK)

Ivor Segal
Middlesex, England

"My teacher Carlos Bonnell remarked on the excellence of my Earl Marsh Guitar. Everyone who hears it comments on its great sound. It certainly gives me an incentive to improve my playing to bring out the best in this lovely instrument".

Ivor Segal

David Russell
David Russell Playing
Earl S Marsh Guitar (Grace) at the
2007 Right Profit Guitar Festival
In Citta Della Pieve, Umbria, Italy.


On meeting Earl, I was immediately impressed with his infectious enthusiasm and encyclopaedic knowledge of classical guitar lutherie. This passion (together with his outstanding craftsmanship) is reflected in instruments that look gorgeous and play like a dream. Mine is called “Megan” – a beautiful spruce and Indian rosewood Torres instrument with great playability, wonderful balance and clear sweet tones.

Bill Brooks

ES Marsh & John Mills






ESM and John Mills (year 2003 Grantham guildhall)

"Earl is a luthier with a passion for the guitar, and a driving enthusiasm and determination to make beautiful instruments. His work in the field of Torres/Hauser patterns is to be admired greatly, and I am delighted that he has achieved this success which is so richly deserved.
Upon playing his instruments in public recitals, I have found they have a purity and clarity of tone, excellent balance and projection, combined with an ease of playability - in short, a fine concert guitar".

John Mills, (Head of Guitar, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.)

John Leszczynski

Based in Grantham, Lincs. John is available for weddings, parties or any other event for which you would like the music of a classical/popular guitarist:

Home: 01476 567526
Mobile: 0788 196 7713

Gaynor & Ben

Ben Verdery Master Class

Gaynor Sams
enjoying a master class with Ben

Gaynor is playing her
Earl S Marsh Birds-eye maple Torres model

Hosted by
Derby Classical Guitar Society
at Little Eaton, Derbyshire

Gary Parrott
Northern Ireland

"I have just been playing the flamenco guitar you made for me and just had to write to tell you how fantastic it is. Well worth every penny and the sound is just amazing!!! I can't tell you how much pleasure this guitar is bringing. Keep up the good work."

ES marsh

ESM working on Bernadette

Marco Socias

A fabulous musician from Spain

At the Right Profit Guitar festival.
Citta della Pieve, Umbria, Italy.
Marco Socias

Kevin Wain
Good friend and classical guitarist based in Leicester.
Playing his E Marsh Torres model.

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Kevin Wain

The lovely Raphaella Smits
( Earl Marsh Guitar)
The Right Profit Guitar festival
Citta della Pieve, Italy
A table full of luthiers tucking into pizza at Citta Della Pieve, Italy
Me and Teena at the top of the table.
Table of guitar makers

Me, Oscar, David
Antonio Mascolo
Oscar Trezzini (Luthier) David Russell (Guitarist !) and Earl Marsh at
the Right Profit Guitar festival at Citta Della Pieve, Italy. (2006)
Antonio Mascolo
Amazing Italian guitarist and one of the nicest
people you could ever meet.
Playing 'Grace' Guitar gallery 5

Gerry & Ali

Gerald says "Earl's guitars are examples
of the best craftmanship and attention
to tone and detail that the
modern British guitar maker has to offer"

Gerald Garcia and Alison Bendy



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