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More faves

This is one of the few Vs that I’ve built but I’m really pleased that I had the chance to do it. The composite through neck design, 5A quality mahogany, maple and ebony gives an extremely rigid structure especially when combined with a maple bound 24 fret ebony fingerboard. The neck profile is asymmetric...

Some of my faves

This is Blondie. Blondie has a quilted maple top over a Brazilian Mahogany body and although she’s a bit flat on top she’s extremely curvaceous in the rear, in true Brazilian style. The body is a full 50mm thick, this is to make up a bit of the mass lost in the trem routing,...

Custom MG Guitars

I built this guitar as bit of a test bed for different ideas but instead of flogging it off, as I try to do with prototypes, I liked it so much that I kept it for myself. I’ve made more MGs than any other single type of guitar. Having said that it’s only a...

Custom 7-string Guitars

Like it heavy? This 7 string is a monster. I built this for Tom Johnson, a few years ago now. He uses it through a Line Six XT Pro and a Peavey Ultra Tube. The amp has been tweaked with a little help in the tube selection department from Derek at Watford Valves. The...

Custom Guitars

Don’t let the minimalist design of the PG601 fool you into thinking it’s a poor cousin. The sheer sophistication of its simplicity is a hint of what lies under the skin of this guitar. A one piece swamp ash body, East Coast rock maple neck, with our revised headstock design, and an Amazon rosewood...

Battleaxe Guitar

All my guitars are built to satisfy the customer’s specific requirements, but the “Battleaxe” was perhaps one of the more unusual commissions. Steve, the now proud owner of this er . . . unusual guitar is a bit of a metal fan and already had a few guitars of rather original appearance before he...

Rollercoaster

Lots going on in my life. Roller coaster of events some good majority bad. Feel alone and desolated. Some days I can’t stop crying. What I would give for a hug off my mum and dad. Fortunately I know that will never happen again. Things keep reminding me of them. Talks with friends mentioning...

Sense of accomplishment

I feel accomplished to say that today marks a sense of achievement in that I am the bigger person, shown that I am in control and now feel as though I can relax and by that I will explain further. The teaching opportunity I grasped by both hands at the beginning of February will...

Self-realisation

I’ve just realised something, once your kids are grown and capable of making their own decisions the responsibility is no longer yours, or in this case, mine. Why didn’t I think of this before? Here I’ve been feeling quite down about them all growing up and leaving home but there is another side to...

My obsession with Maine Coon’s

I bought my first Maine Coon in April 1987, Koonluv Theodora Roosevelt a tortie & white. A bit if a ragbag both in looks and temperament but in retrospect one of the best breeding girls I have ever had. She managed this house with a rod of iron for twelve years. She is greatly...