Sunday, June 28, 2009

The next move!

I know that there are quite a few regular readers out there who are interested in what I’m up to, so apologies for not updating recently. We are moving house and workshop fairly soon and as you can imagine this process is taking up so much time!! Packing up stuff has allowed me to go through my tonewood stock; there’s so much beautiful wood that I’d forgotten about! All visitors to my current workshop have been surprised by my lack of space, so this has prompted our move from suburban London to a more rural setting.
So what’s happening on the instrument front?

Jill’s mandolin has been set-up, striped back down and is now being French polished and looking rather lovely.
Morgan’s and Matt’s African Blackwood instruments are completed and I’ll share the final details of these once we’re settled in.

Once the new workshop is set-up, the next 7 instruments are already accounted for. The first two on the bench will be rosewood classical, already named “El Corazon” (the reason will be apparent when you see the special rosette that I hope to make) and in parallel to this a 7-string electric based on the Klein ergonomic guitars.

And just in case I forget; I should appear in Issue 33 of Acoustic Magazine on sale 28th August!!

Should be back on-line by late July,
Take care Gary.



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