PJD Guitars was founded in 2010 by Leigh Dovey. The name PJD is dedicated to the memory of Leigh's late father who was prop maker for the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden.
Leigh started working with a basic knowledge of wood work picked up from his father and was lucky enough to inherit his tools as well as a small home workshop.
Leigh spent his days working as a sound and video engineer at the Royal Opera House and his evenings honing his craft in guitar building. Leigh was lucky early on in having the chance to work with some great artists, giving him the confidence to grow his skills.
Fast forward to 2017 and a move up to York to a bigger workshop, and for the past 6 months I have been putting my heart and soul into building the best instruments I've ever built. I recently received a 9/10 review in Guitarist magazine as well as showcasing my instruments at the U.K guitar show at Olympia.