The history of Shergold can be traced back to London 1968, when Jack Golder and Norman Houlder were making guitars for a number of British companies including Burns, Rosetti and Barnes & Mullins. The Barnes & Mullins electric guitars were the essentially the first Shergold models, and a few of these B&M labelled instruments are still held by collectors today.
During the early 1970s, the established ‘Hayman’ guitar brand - which was also built by Jack and Norman – ceased production, leaving them to concentrate primarily on firmly establishing the Shergold brand, while still making bodies and necks for Burns guitars and a few others.
The following is a potted history courtesy of www.shergold.co.uk – the world’s historical Shergold Guitars resource. Please visit the site to see more detailed historical information.