Bristol Guitar Making School launches!

I'm thrilled to announced that anyone with an interest in building their own guitar can now book lessons via Bristol Guitar Making School. Prospective students can apply to courses ranging between group guitar building, instrument repair and maintenance and also one-to-one masterclasses. You can see one of our students' latest guitars below. He has been taking the one-to-one masterclasses, building this guitar gradually over time. It's a nylon-strung parlour guitar with mahogany back and sides, spruce top and ladder braced. Some traditional appointments to go with the clean look too, including an ebony hand-carved pyramid bridge! The first group lesson starts on Monday January 13th 2020. Wit

'Chevronimo!' hybrid guitar video

As promised here is a snippet of the nylon strung hybrid guitar in action, as played by myself at the end of a long workshop day. Despite the serious expression I promise I was having a lot of fun at the time!

Hybrid jazz guitar

Lots of news... where do I begin?? It's been a tremendously busy year - I have promised myself from this point onwards to add to the blog more frequently. My first excuse is that I'm thrilled to have a new baby boy in the Bishop household. Everyone is doing well, and despite the fog of sleeplessness new work has been emerging ... For now I just have time to post images of Lewis Dickenson's new nylon strung hybrid guitar, 'Chevronimo!'. As well as being a young upcoming player, he is remarkably talented so it is a real privilege to build this unique instrument for him. Check out his music here: It's safe to say that this guitar was more of a technical challeng

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