I picked up my amazing new guitar today. It was built for me by my old friend Cliff, we started school together in 1963 so have known each other a while. He makes guitars for a hobby and made me this from a selection of woods including sycamore, mahogany, swamp cedar and antique Indian rosewood for the fingerboard. The inlay is Pau shell from New Zealand to add a link to my brother and his family in Auckland. As a thank you I painted a portrait for him using reference photos taken by Cherry. Thankfully he recognised himself! So thanks again Cliff, it’s a beautiful guitar.