Freshman Guitars

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IndustryMusical instruments
FoundedScotland (2002)
ProductsGuitars, basses, amplifiers, etc.

Freshman Guitars is a Scottish guitar company launched in 2002, producing acoustic and electric guitars and ukuleles globally. Freshman was founded by Sean Kelly and is part of Access All Areas Distribution based in East Kilbride.

For Tartan Week 2007 in New York City, Freshman created a special guitar and it was the limited Black Tartan model. It was introduced by Sandi Thom during the fashion show at the "Dressed To Kilt party" in Manhattan. Actor Sean Connery was there, to talk to Sandi about the new guitar.

In 2014, their Songwriter Series SONGOTSB model was awarded Guitar and Bass Magazine's 'Best Acoustic Guitar Under £1000' award.[1]

External links[edit]


  • Official list of Freshman's endorsees [1]
  • The Daily Record article on Tartan week [2]
  • Sean Connery holding the Freshman Tartan guitar [3]