I was first made aware of Moon guitars back in 86′ when Stuart Adamson & Bruce Watson had commissioned a few guitars around the release of their album The Seer. Most memorable is Stuart’s dark red telecaster. It’s been almost three decades since then and I felt I had to revisit this maker of quality stringed instruments.


Jimmy Moon established Moon Guitars in 1979 in a small workshop on the Island of Arran in Scotland.  His reputation grew quickly and he was soon making and repairing instruments for many of Scotland’s finest musicians.

The move to Glasgow was made in 1985 and for the following ten years, the company produced mostly custom electric instruments for many well known bands including Big Country, Texas, Simple Minds, Wet Wet Wet and Del Amitri.  The next five years saw a change in the industry, and recognising this shift, Jimmy returned to his roots and began producing acoustic guitars and the entire mandolin family.

Acoustic guitars range from Standard Series through to Master Grade instruments built with exotic timbers.


Bryan Adams Model



Bryan has played our standard RD3 dreadnought for a number of years, but decided on a few cosmetic changes to make it his own. Bryan’s guitar player – Keith Scott – also plays an RD3.
• Indian Rosewood back and sides
• AAA Canadian Sitka Spruce soundboard
• Mahogany neck – squared headstock
• Ebony fingerboard, bridge and headplate Pics. BA
• White binding on fingerboard 002
• Triple ring Abalone rosette 005
• White body binding 006
• Tortoiseshell scratchplate 001
• Grover 102G machine heads with Ebony buttons
• Specially designed inner label – signed by Bryan
• Width at nut – 43mm
• Scale – 648mm
• Finish – Sunburst (top only) and Natural Gloss
• Fishman Ellipse Blend pickup system

Moon Guitars Limited, 974 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, Scotland, G41 2HA
Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 141 632 9526 Email: moon@moonguitars.co.uk