Welcome to Alpher Instruments

Our instruments are entirely hand built without compromise using the very finest materials, pickups and hardware available.

Each one is specifically tailored to suit the individual requirements of the customer.

We offer a very personal experience that you just don’t get with an off the shelf, mass produced instrument. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, there are just two of us here at Alpher so any emails or messages you send you will be speaking directly to us. 

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“…This bass is nothing short of perfection, everything you’d expect from a hard working British boutique Luthier who loves what he does”

About Our Instruments

What goes into making an Alpher Instrument?

We make bespoke custom guitars and basses with a massive range of wood, pickups and electronics options.

However there are certain aspects of the designs that have been developed over time and engineered to get the best possible sound and feel. Therefore there are some parts of the construction that we wouldn’t have as a customisable option. For instance we believe that our bolt on design and one piece necks deliver the best tone transference that create the ‘Alpher sound’. So we don’t offer the option of fixed and thru-neck construction. We also believe that for the best possible sound we use solid brass fixed bridges. 

We don’t copy other manufacturers designs as we have specifically engineered our shapes to be well balanced, ergonomically comfortable while retaining a classic look that create the Alpher identity. 

We have chosen a select few companies to work with that deliver the best possible quality with a wide range of options that help to create an Alpher. These companies are Nordstrand, East UK, Aguilar, Bareknuckle Pickups, Newtone Strings, Hamstead Soundworks, Darkglass, Hipshot and ABM. 

All our materials are specially selected from the highest quality woods and parts without compromise and we will help guide you using our expertise, making sure all the combinations will work in perfect harmony to create your dream instrument. 

Alpher Instruments
Alex Wood and Chris Dobson