Welcome to the Murph Guitars tribute site.

Well, the site is back up after six months of hibernation! Due to a host of reasons – my lack of time to dedicate to it being the main one – it is still not finished the way I wanted but after several pleading emails it is at least back.  BUT, without the help of a colleague who is far more savvy at web construction than I will ever be, you would still be waiting, so I owe him a big THANK YOU,  J.R.

This will be a ‘work in progress’ and pages will change in a fluid way – check back regularly to see what I have managed to unearth on the Murph Guitar.

AND there WILL be a For Sale section – for me as well as for you. Parts and complete guitars will become available as I sort things out and decide to let go some Murphs that I have been caretaker of for the last 10 years.

The Murph guitar was the brainchild of the late Pat Murphy, an entrepreneurial man who in 1965 – 67 established a company to design & build a quality instrument for the youth of America.

It was a dream that this small company did not realise – the heavyweights of the great guitar market share battles of the sixties saw to that and the Murph was relegated to history, to be forgotten by most players & collectors.

This website was created to change that!  On the following pages I have collated all I can on this obscure brand of guitar, pictures, facts, illustrations, instructions etc… anything to help owners maintain or restore their MURPHS.

All I ask is that if any photos are used that due credit is given – it took a lot of time & money to amass all this information!

The man may be gone, but his creation lives on ……. “hail the MURPH”


NOT just another guitar site!