In 2002 the move was made from Clevedon to a small workspace in Treblerock Music on St. Michaels Hill in Bristol and Tom concentrated solely on making guitars. After five years at St. Michaels Hill, having built up a large customer base for custom built guitars, repairs and setups as well taking on and teaching a couple of apprentices and launching the company's first website; Waghorn out-grew the back room of the guitar shop and moved to the existing workshop on Mill Avenue in the centre of Bristol.
At this point Tom needed to address the rapidly lengthening waiting list by taking on a full-time employee in the form of Dave MacLean who played a large part in developing Waghorn's electric guitar range. After Dave moved on some years later, Tom would recruit Max Day and Julie Hautecoeur to the fold to keep up with demand. The pair would remain based at the Waghorn workshop for a few years before moving on.
Tom is now assisted by luthier George Crabtree who also undertakes repair work alongside his work on our custom instruments.