George Parfitt began Dockyard Guitars in 2014 for an art project at school in the former Royal Dockyard town of Pembroke Dock. Since then he has been making contemporary guitars out of reclaimed materials and has sold them worldwide. 

In 2017 George received a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship for travelling to the USA to investigate the 'Cigar Box Guitar Revolution' to see how it could benefit the youth and less privileged communities within the UK. 

He has hosted workshops to make your own guitar from reclaimed materials with hundreds of people at festivals and community events, and has exhibited his own work in galleries throughout Wales and England. 

In 2018 George received the Janet Creasey Scholarship for Stringed Instrument Makers in order to study Historic Musical Instruments at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. 

In 2019 he was awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for British Craftsman as a recognition of his contribution in his field of craft, and funded a second year at West Dean.



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