Sunday, 28 October 2012


It is a shock to find that my last post here was in July in the middle of a rather wet and cold English summer. Much has happened in the workshop, guitars finished and started, new tools and equipment acquired, restoration work both completed and on going and an ever growing to do list.Much to my frustration I find myself without a camera at the moment, and my phone isn't quite up to the job of capturing first class images. I need to remedy this situation soon. so the picture at the top of this post is an oldish one, although it is the start of a new guitar and one that I hope to feature on this blog in the next month or so. The back in the picture is English walnut and when I bought this a few years ago I was absolutely captivated by its subtle beauty. Walnut is an overlooked timber for guitar back and sides and is not that easy to find ( the English variety anyway) but I would like to acquire alot more of this fantastic wood.