Pilgrim Banjos, Ukuleles & Mandolins

Here we have a range of Pilgrim Musical Instruments. Since the mid 1970’s UK folk aficionado Paul Tebbutt has been designing and building thoughtfully crafted banjos, mandolins, mandolas and bowl back acoustic guitars. His wealth of experience, unrivalled position as a respected performer deeply embedded in the ‘folk world’ and as a sought after instrument repairer has been brought together to create the Pilgrim range. They are feature rich, superbly playable, elegant and attractive unique designs. We stock a range of these instruments and have access to many more. Browse our selection of Pilgrim products and purchase with next working day delivery.

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Since the mid 1970’s UK folk aficionado Paul Tebbutt has been designing and building thoughtfully crafted banjos, mandolins, mandolas and bowl back acoustic guitars. His wealth of experience, unrivalled position as a respected performer deeply embedded in the ‘folk world’ and as a sought after instrument repairer has been brought together to create the Pilgrim range. Feature rich, superbly playable, elegant and attractive unique designs. Instruments which surprise and delight, lending themselves to players of all abilities.
An accomplished designer, instrument designer and builder, production expert, musician, guitarist, banjo and fiddle player, singer and general folk music aficionado, Paul Tebbutt, is a man for whom quality and perfection is of prime importance.
Pilgrim, a UK company, originally based in Leicestershire created a real stir in acoustic guitar circles following its introduction back in the 1970’s, with its small-scale production and Paul’s personal oversight of production ensuring that the guitar’s premier quality construction was always the prime focus. Production never ran to big numbers and ceased in the mid 1980’s, leaving the select few who’d acquired one of these fine instruments with a guitar which represented an important milestone in British guitar making and has since gained something of a cult status.
Impressive performance ensured that Pilgrim guitars garnered many accolades, rave reviews and awards. They are still sought after today.
Paul has always felt that his instruments should reflect the lives of the musicians who play them, and enhance their overall playing experience.
In 2009 JHS and Paul Tebbutt joined forces to re-create those glory days of yesteryear and bring the Pilgrim name back to the market.
Starting out initially with the recreated Pilgrim Mayflower guitar, with its signature contoured semi-parabolic back, the range quickly grew into a full line guitar and fretted folk instrument selection, keeping the spirit of those pioneering early Pilgrim guitars alive, with Paul overseeing all aspects of design and construction.

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