Saturday, July 30, 2011

Alessi tuners

From Campagnolo equipped bikes to a Moto Guzzi cafe racer and far too many Fiats to recall, I’ve always been a sucker for Italian engineering! So I was delighted when Brendan said that he wanted to go for Alessi tuners for his mandolin. And here they are! These are so nice, you could look at them all day.
Eagle eyed readers will notice that these are “F” style, we wanted something a bit different for the head, so with the tuners in front of me, I can now start designing a new shape headstock for Brendan’s twin-pointer. Cocobolo back and sides...... Alessi tuners....... this is going to quite a stunner!

As promised, the construction of Alan’s Model 1 is now complete and next week sees the polishing start.
Since moving to our new house, the amount of birds on the garden has been a constant source of delight. Anyway, I don’t know if this is a rare sight, but the other morning we had three green woodpeckers, an adult with two young ones, feeding on our lawn!

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Blogger Peter Brown said...

Gary, love that you stop to "smell the roses" during your busy working day - your woodpeckers are great.

5:35 pm  

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