It’s the winter solstice, the shortest day today, there have been some spectacular skies on the drive to and from the workshop every day. Here are two morning photos,
And an evening shot.
John picked up his nylon strung Taw to join the other Brooks in his collection
And Stewart bought the Abbey to join his Lyn.
Bernie Baines sent us these photos, he snapped up the figured mahogany Lyn we’d made for our shop.
We’ve drawn up a plan for another small parlour guitar for a customer in the States, this one’s sized between the Abbey and the Creedy.
TV’s latest album contains a series of songs written and recorded at home in the period after the first lockdown when he discovered he’d contracted Covid-19 whilst supporting Stiff Little Fingers in the weeks before the country closed down.
We received these five rather battered boxes of rosewood, walnut, maple, spruce and ebony from Spain this week to add to our substantial stock of wood.
Talking of woods – I discovered an old memory card for the camera with some photos of Chris at National Bee Supplies in Okehampton cutting up some bubinga and walnut for us.
Andy and I were sent a massive box of delicious Indian snacks and teas – thanks Dev!
Andy had to make up a special tool to adjust the truss rod on this Walden baritone.
Two interesting guitars came in for a neck reset and other work: A nice old Weissenborn and a Stella.
This Gibson came in for a neck reset and the plastic bridge lifting from the front, we’ll replace it with an identically shaped ebony one, the bridge resting on the top is one we took off a previous Gibson with a similar problem.
Season’s Greetings to you all, stay safe.
Let’s hope that we have a better year in 2021!