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Dave Sutherland
Welcomes You!

Access to The Highland Guitar Collection and a full range of instrument repair services


The Highland Guitar Collection

The Highland Guitar Collection is a collection of tunes from the Highlands of Scotland arranged for guitar in standard tuning. I am in the process of adding as much content as possible over the next few moths which will take the form of video tutorials, MP3 recordings, notated tablature and sheet music to assist your learning goals. All the resources will be available through this website. Please contact me via social media with any queries and or suggestions and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


Full Range of Repair and Restoration Services

Specialists in String Instruments

Guitar Playing

Violin Family

Dave Sutherland has been making and repairing musical instruments since 2007. Trained at Newark School of Violin Making, Dave can carry out repairs and restoration or set up your instrument to bring out the best sound and play-ability from the workshop in the Highlands near Fort William. Bow Re-hairing services also available. 

Contact the workshop  to discuss your instrument repair queries further.

Fretted Instruments

The workshop can also provide servicing, high quality setup and repairs on fretted instruments such as guitars and Mandolins. Through training through Anniesland College and with James Collins Guitars, Dave has a broad range of experience to get your instrument playing and sounding great.

Contact the workshop  to discuss your instrument repair queries further.


New and Used Instruments

Everything You Need

Hand Made Violins

If you are looking for a new instrument consider commissioning a high quality, authentic Scottish instrument, made for you, with traditional tools and techniques to provide you with the sound you desire.

Dave can offer hand crafted Violins built with traditional hand tools and time honoured techniques to create high quality instruments which will stand the test of time.

High quality European Tonewoods are selected for each instrument which have been given time to mature naturally. Each instrument is modelled on the work of the Master Violin Makers of Europe using traditional forms and measurements. Attention to detail and high levels of craftsmanship is imperative when creating each new instrument, taking time and care to bring instruments to a high standard. High quality oil based varnish is used to finish the instruments from recipes handed down through the ages. The fittings used are of fine quality and can be suited to your own preference and style.

Dave also likes to explore decoration and inlay techniques to make instruments truly unique, using traditional, modern and abstract design adding a touch of flair to your instrument.

If you would like to commission a new instrument please contact us using the details provided on the website.

Antique Instruments

We have a small selection of new and refurbished antique instruments and bows. Contact the workshop to discuss your requirements and find out what we currently have in stock for you to try out.

The workshop can also provide a full range of strings and accessories for your instruments.

We can also provide beginner and student outfits at competitive prices.


Opening Hours

Come Visit

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun: By Request



Dave Sutherland

11, Upper Inverroy
Roy Bridge
PH31 4AQ


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