David Wren Guitars

I usually get a bit excited when I work something out for another great luthier to send some guitars to TAMCO. In this case I was more than a bit excited, David's work is admired by no less than Linda Manzer!! And he's a great guy to work with, the best of all possible words.

David started building in 1977 and has worked with such legendary luthiers as Jean Larrivee, Grit Laskin, Linda Manzer and Sergei de Jonge. That's quite a pedigree and it shows in the quality of his work, stunning design, attention to detail and of course - most important of all - tone.

David displayed my first guitar from him at the Montreal Guitar Show before he sent it. This is what Linda Manzer said about it "David Wren's guitar was simply awe inspiring - to look at - gorgeous, to play - I couldn't put it down. One of the most inspiring builders ever." It also sold the day after it arrived.


  1. Wren Remuda waterfall bubinga USED

    Wren Remuda waterfall bubinga USED

    Out of stock

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    Wow! This amazing guitar sounds even better than it looks! It has a very deep and warm tone with great separation and balance, full and well defined bass notes, resonant mids and clear trebles.

    David is taking a year off from guitar making and when he starts again his prices will go up, grab this incredible guitar while you can.

    • Master grade Lutz top
    • Waterfall bubinga back and sides
    • French polish finish
    • Oval soundport
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1 3/4" nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 15 ¾” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony bindings
    • Ebony headstock veneer
    • Ebony rear headstock veneer
    • Ebony segmented backstrip
    • Wren on fifth fret position marker (with side dots)
    • Abalone rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Gotoh 510 tuners
    • Black tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Hardshell case


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  2. Wren Concert Rosewood SOLD

    Wren Concert Rosewood SOLD

    Out of stock
    Here's what Linda Manzer said about this guitar when it was at the Montreal Guitar show. "David Wren's guitar was simply awe inspiring - to look at - gorgeous, to play - I couldn't put it down. One of the most inspiring builders ever."


    David Wren is one of those discoveries that make doing this so much fun. He’s a quiet kind of guy and doesn’t shout about his prowess much so I’m going to.

    I don’t think this beauty will be around too long.. The workmanship is beautiful and immaculate, the tone is fat and I mean fat in ‘the nicest possible way’, thick and luscious with great balance, clarity and separation.

    It also comes with a beautiful book with photos of the build, see photo.

    * Master Grade Lutz spruce top
    * Old growth East Indian rosewood David has had it for 30 years) and sides
    * Arm bevel
    * 14 frets to the body
    * 25.4” scale
    * 1 23/32" nut width :
    * Soundport
    * 2 3/16" string spacing at saddle :
    * 16” lower bout
    * Mahogany neck
    * No cutaway
    * "Wren" inlay logo at 5th fret
    * Snakewood top border
    * Snakewood bindings
    * Snakewood headstock veneer
    * No position markers (with side dots)
    * Spalted maple rosette
    * Ebony fretboard
    * Ebony bridge
    * Premium Gotoh 510 tuners
    * Ebonoid tuner buttons
    * Bone nut and saddle
    * Bone bridge pins
    * Clear pickguard
    * Ameritage case

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  3. Wren Remuda Royal Macassar ebony

    Wren Remuda Royal Macassar ebony

    Out of stock
    My second from David (the first sold immediately) and another fantastic guitar. As I have oft said one of the signs of a great luthier is to be able to combine qualities that you might think mutually exclusive. From powerhouse to poet, from picker 'n strummer to delicate fingerstylist this beauty can do it all.

    And you get a hard cover book with David's great photography showing the build.. bliss.

    • Master grade Lutz spruce top
    • Royal macassar ebony back and sides
    • French polish finish
    • Oval soundport
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 15 ¾” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • EVO fretwire
    • Wren logo on fifth fret, silver, copper, brass, stone
    • B/W padauk W/B purfling
    • Pomelle quilted sapele bindings
    • Royal macassar ebony headstock veneer
    • Royal macassar ebony rear headstock veneer
    • Pomelle quilted sapele backstrip
    • No position markers (with side dots)
    • Spalted maple rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Gotoh 510 with antique gold housing tuners
    • Black tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Hardshell case


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  4. Wren Remuda quilted sapele SOLD

    Wren Remuda quilted sapele SOLD

    Out of stock
    Another outstanding guitar from David. It has a very full and rich tone with deep and resonant bass notes, warm and complex mids and clear, precise trebles. The balance and individual note definition and projection is truly remarkable. And you get David's amazing build book with photography that puts mine to shame. My first two from David sold very quickly, I expect this one will too.

    See the AGF build thread here HERE.

    • Master Grade European Spruce top
    • Pommele Quilt Sapele back and sides
    • French Polish applied Shellac finish
    • Sound port
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1.75” nut width
    • 2.25” string spacing at saddle
    • 15.75” lower bout
    • Wren at 5th fret
    • Mahogany neck
    • Flamed koa purfling
    • Ebony bindings
    • Quilted sapele headstock veneer
    • Quilted sapele rear headstock veneer
    • Ebony backstrip
    • 5th fret "Wren" inlay of copper, brass, turquoise, abalone shell position markers (with side dots)
    • Abalone with b/w strips and flamed koa rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Gotoh tuners
    • Black tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Hardshell case

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  5. Wren Remuda Madagascar rosewood

    Wren Remuda Madagascar rosewood

    Out of stock
    £4495. SOLD

    Another truly awesome guitar from David. The last three from him sold within days of arriving...

    This guitar has everything, volume, definition, separation, balance, deep and warm tone, excellent projection and fantastic playability. From the lightest fingerstyle to a heavy pick it responds perfectly.

    • Master grade Lutz top
    • Madagascar rosewood back and sides
    • French polish finish
    • Oval soundport
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1.77”/45mm nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 15 ¾” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • Highly figured sapele purfling
    • Highly figured sapele bindings
    • Madagascar rosewood headstock veneer
    • Madagascar rosewood rear headstock veneer
    • Figured sapele backstrip
    • Wren on fifth fret position marker (with side dots)
    • Abalone rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Gotoh 510 tuners
    • Black tuner buttons
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • Clear pickguard
    • Hardshell case


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