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 knowledge of wood work picked up from his father and was fortunate 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 5 years Leigh has been putting his heart and soul into building the best instruments he's ever built. Standardising his prototype models like the Carey and St John, Leigh now has more models in development and wants to bring even more British hand made PJD guitars to the guitar industry.
The PJD Carey Elite, Carey Custom and Carey Standard have all received a 9/10 review in Guitarist magazine (UK).