Nailsworth Community Workshop

Pi Guitars - built differently

Pi Guitars is our latest project - building the finest quality guitars using recycled and locally source wood, hand made Bare Knuckle pickups and top class hardware, with a team of volunteers.

  • Over the years the musical instrument industry has been partially responsible for the destruction of the world’s rain forests.  So our guitars are made completely from recycled and locally sourced timber.   

  • An increasing number of people struggle with anxiety and their mental health. So whilst building guitars in our community workshop,  we  simultaneously build confidence, self belief and transferable skills in all our volunteers.

The project has been funded by sponsorship for the guitars and fundraising.  The cost to sponsor a guitar is £1,000 and your company or personal message is laser etched onto the back of the guitar  The guitars are then donated  to community projects which support mental health and wellbeing.

Guitars have also been sponsored as memorials.

So far we have donated guitars to -

- Stroud College
- A music therapist who works with young people 
- Gloucester Music Works 
- Changing Tunes - at Leyhill Prison 

 The Music Works in Gloucester made this video as thanks - 


A few finished guitars will be available for sale to help support the project. Please drop in to see and play them if you are interested in buying one.  Just call Pam on 07971 737626.

We are  always looking for sponsorship. So please get in touch with us if you are interested in knowing more and how to donate.   Just call Pam on 07971 737626.

An if you have time on a Monday or Friday morning to come into the workshop and volunteer you will be welcomed and become part of a team and learn how to build an electric guitar.

More information is on instagram pi_guitars and