20 August

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.

3 thoughts on “20 August

  1. Andrew Long August 23, 2020 / 5:42 am

    Morning David, Lovely guitar, the sound holes are spot on and must have been really hard work to get right, hope you and GInny are well.

    • Roberts31.com August 23, 2020 / 8:46 am

      Hi Andrew. Yes it went through many design stages before we got the balance right. It needs a bit more setting up, the action is a little high but I want everything to settle before I make too many adjustments. It sounds really good and the through neck gives bags of sustain. All well here thanks, how are things in Wales?

      • Andrew August 23, 2020 / 9:29 am

        Yeah not bad. I have been shielding and working from since March so only just starting to go back to work one or two days a week, and Jackie has just retired!

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