Kev Aram asked us to make a tribute to the cowboy guitars of the 1930’s and ’40’s,
Back then they were cheaply made and often stencilled displaying the cowboy legends from the films of the period.
Our Lyn certainly isn’t cheaply made and maybe not to everyone’s taste but we absolutely love it!
Adam came all the way down from Scotland to pick up his Blackwater 12 string.
We showed you the headstock inlay last month, here’s the rest of the guitar,
Adam provided the Huon pine top
And the cocobolo back and sides.
George didn’t have far to travel from Bridgwater to collect his nylon strung Cary,
Here’s the full length photo
And close-ups of the Sitka top and Crelicam ebony back.
George in Battersea ordered his second Brook, this time a cedar and walnut Tavy cutaway, it’s off with the courier to him this week.
Bob came over from Dorset to pick up his new rosewood Tamar, also his second Brook! he wrote “The guitar sings, it’s wonderful, many thanks”.
Michael sent this photo from the mountains of Colorado. “I don’t think I’ve ever owned an instrument with an Engelmann top – it sounds fantastic and I love it already”.
Last month we mentioned Phil Beer, this month it’s Steve Knightley’s turn! On the wall behind him in his recent videos there’s one of our more unusual instruments – the Ash.
It’s a reproduction of the instrument we made for Billy Connolly for his 60th birthday nearly twenty years ago!
Matt from South Devon brought up some outer cuts of a tree that had had been stored for years in his dad’s workshop with the hope we could use them to build a Lamorna.
To be honest they didn’t look too promising but a few hours work removing the bark and re-sawing revealed some beautifully figured dark mahogany!
Dawn, our post-lady, makes model buildings in her spare time so we gave her a bag of our workshop off-cuts, she showed us this photo of her latest project – the local church made from guitar remnants!