About Us

Pratley, located on the picturesque Gold Coast of Australia, is a dedicated manufacturer with a focus on design excellence in crafting high-quality musical instruments. Our mission is simple yet profound: to create instruments of global acclaim, distinguished by their unique design, enduring appeal, and unmistakable character.

Martin Pratley, the visionary behind our brand, embarked on his journey in guitar design at a youthful age of 19, drawing upon a rich heritage of fine woodworking skills inherited from his father. His passion led him to pursue a comprehensive four-year Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design and Technology Education in Brisbane, Australia, where he immersed himself in the art of guitar craftsmanship while honing his design skills.

 In 2004, Pratley Guitars officially emerged, marking a significant milestone in the journey from custom Stomp Boxes and Guitars to full-scale manufacturing and distribution through esteemed dealers. The years that followed saw the introduction of ground breaking designs like the Pratley Cajon, renowned for its ingenious On/Off snare mechanism.

 Despite facing challenges such as the Global Financial Crisis, Pratley remained steadfast, buoyed by the support of industry stalwarts like John Butler. Martin's inventive spirit flourished with creations like the revolutionary P-LINK pickup ring, garnering widespread acclaim and attention from major guitar publications and websites.

 In 2017, Pratley embarked on a new chapter of growth, leasing a new factory to revitalize its presence. This marked the beginning of a resurgence, with Pratley instruments once again commanding a prominent place in the market.

 Subsequent years witnessed remarkable achievements, from prestigious collaborations with actors like Ray Stevenson and Jason Mamoa to the expansion of our product line-up, including the acclaimed Josh Teskey Signature model. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pratley remained resilient, adapting to meet the evolving needs of musicians worldwide.

 As we look to the future, Pratley is poised for further expansion, with negotiations underway for distribution in key markets like New Zealand, the USA, and Canada. With each passing year, we reaffirm our commitment to craftsmanship, innovation, and the enduring legacy of Pratley guitars.