February 1, 2019

I've moved workshop! After three glorious years at The Pound arts centre as Artist-In-Residence, I decided it was time to move on, and I have relocated my workshop to Easton, in Bristol. The main reason was to be near my family, since I live just down the road from her...

March 2, 2018

I'm currently snowed out of my workshop amidst unseasonably weird UK weather, so it's a great opportunity for me to put fingers to keyboard and share my thoughts on guitar tuning. I think this is a really fascinating topic because it is the bridge between the world of...

January 25, 2018

Computer Aided Design (CAD) has been around for a while now, and I decided it's about time I went headfirst into that world. My hope was that it was going to be a really useful skill, even for a guitar maker who predominantly works with hand tools....

January 13, 2018

Happy New Year! For my first blog post of 2018 I'm excited to share below some recent press from the prestigious CRAFTS magazine. The beautiful photos were taken by Francesca Jones. It's so exciting to be able to bring guitar making to the forefront of the craft and ar...

November 1, 2017

We've been busy working on a show this Saturday about the story of Django. Here are a few pics... come along if Wiltshire isn't too far away... there are still tickets left! Click the link here to book.

October 16, 2017

Warning: wordy blog post!

For a while now I've wanted to put out my own views on intonation (with a few points on the side about guitar set ups). Hopefully my thoughts will be of interest to guitarists looking to better understand their own guitar. I should expect that...

July 10, 2017

I'm excited to announce my new status as an official dealer of K&K pickups. In my opinion they offer the most versatile pickups for acoustic instruments on the market. For gypsy jazz players K&K produce three different pickups. If you are interested in upgrading your g...

April 13, 2017

Want to try something new? Or looking for a special present for someone who loves playing music or making things? I will be running a group ukulele making class beginning in September this year. Check out the new ukulele making page for more information. Places are lim...

April 3, 2017

It's been a busy year so far, and with the exciting news that I have baby on the way (arrival imminent!) I decided to share a few photos of the year so far, before I take a short break until the start of May.

Thanks to all my customers, students and visitors so far this...

March 13, 2017

I'm excited to announce some images of my latest work. The 'Modèle traditionnel' will be available to try and buy at this year's upcoming March Manouche festival

Find out more about the 'Modèle traditionnel' (based on Selmer 807) and 'Armadillo' (based on a Di Mauro S...

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