Welcome to Hutchinson Guitar Concepts

Specialising in unique custom guitars, designed and built to order. Concept work can be carried out on existing guitars or a HGC guitar built to customers specifications. Most Concepts can be adapted and personalised to each customer, ensuring a high level of exclusivity. Alternatively I can work with the customer to design something completely new. Contact me to discuss original ideas and pricing, then apply to the waiting list.

Iron Top Stolen

15th March 2016

In case you haven’t read on the HGC Facebook page; back in January the Iron Top guitar was stolen through a scam by a Mike Barnes of Gun Barrel City, Mabank, Texas USA.

Thanks to those that came forward with information and have helped in getting Mike Barnes arrested. The guitar has not yet been found, and as it is a one off, it is easily identifiable. If you see this guitar or have any information on its whereabouts please contact me through the website. Thank you.

For other guitar Luthiers: please do not deal with Mike Barnes- he has scammed many companies claiming to be the singer from the band RED or just a highly endorsed artist wanting you to send him free gear.


I received the Blitz today and the pictures don’t do the quality of the work and the overall instrument justice at all. It’s by far the most beautiful guitar I’ve ever seen. The best part is that I’m lucky enough to own it.

James is more than just a craftsman; he’s an artist. His ability to not only be easy to work with, but to adapt a concept and bring it to life is what makes him truly unique as a Luthier. Thanks again James!

- Larry, USA