James Martin Instruments Welcomes You!

For All Your Acoustic Needs

Looking to buy a new instrument? Searching for a specific sound? We’ve got it covered here at James Martin Instruments. Whether you’re looking for a handmade instrument, a small repair, a total refurbishment or any type of information, we’ve got you covered. We’re located just on the outskirts of Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, and we make sure our customer receives only the best quality products and service. Get in touch and see what we can do for you.


Custom Handcrafted Acoustic Guitars

Let the wood sing

You design it, we make it. Whatever style or sound you want it can be done for you here at James Martin Instruments. James has a fantastic ear for sound and expert knowledge of how to make the sound you want out of wood. From the bracing to tap toning. Your guitar will be playing music even before the body is finished.

Your own choice in woods from local Irish to exotic tone woods. Inlay or no inlay the choice is yours. It's your personal touch that makes a handcrafted instrument that extra special.

Custom Handcrafted Mandolins

A true Irish instrument

James Martin Instruments was founded on the idea of providing quality musical instruments to people and businesses that needed it. We chose the best and most reputable materials to begin with and along with the expert craftsmanship of James you have a wonderful instrument.

Why not try a custom handmade Mandolin or Mandola and go full Irish with local Spalted Beech and 5000 year old Irish Bog Oak. Both sourced in Piltown Co. Kilkenny.


If it's wood and strings James will fix it

James Martin Instruments not only creates magnificent instruments he also carries out a wide range of repairs and maintenance on many instruments. Restoration of old and damaged instruments. Refret, action and intonation. Service and health check. Worn tops, cracks and dents. Make contact for an appointment to get your instrument back to new again.


Want to visit us for a consultation?

Please book an appointment.

As the workshop at JMI can be very busy we would appreciate very much if you make an appointment before visiting. Please make contact through phone, text, email or Facebook and an arrangement can be made for an appointment.


James Martin Instruments


Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

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