Shergold History

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.

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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. 

Most production in this period was of guitars under other company names, in particular the Dallas music company with its "Hayman" brand. Many of these models would later evolve into true…
With the demise of the Hayman contract, which had been providing the majority of work to this point, production concentrated on guitars under the Shergold name itself. Models up to…
During this time Shergold officially wasn't making guitars, however a number were built as custom orders, usually using remainder parts, so are difficult to tell from their predecessors, though the…
The majority of the 90s output was in new Masquerader guitars and Marathon basses assembled from existing stock. The Masqueraders are specially designated as "Limited Edition". Serial numbers for this…
  In 2015 the Shergold Guitar Company was purchased by Barnes & Mullins Ltd, the same British company who had distributed the original guitars during the 70s and 80s. Under…