Guitar Show 3 – 4 December.
is in its second year and this year I’ll be attending. I’ll
have 2 guitars on show.
and a beautiful high figured bearclaw spruce top with figured blackwood
binding make this guitar a real gem. The Vintage has always been
a 12 fretter until now, and I have wanted to build a 14 fret to
the body version for some time, so the festival seemed like a good
opportunity. The result is very pleasing - if this guitar is not
sold at the festival it will be coming back to Australia and will
be available. Later in the year I’ll be building more.
Tasmanian blackwood back and sides, Adirondack spruce top and ebony
binding. This guitar features a spalted maple rosette, as does the
Vintage, and is gorgeous.
have ebony fretboards and bridges, Gotoh 510 machine heads and come
with a Hiscox case.
picked up his 27 string guitars last February and has ordered a
second! This, (to quote Glenn) will be the formula 1 version. It
will have greater volume and a different configuration of harp strings.
It will feature high figure Cocobolo back and sides, a carbon fibre
lattice braced top (borrowing from Greg Smallman), and will retain
the 12 internal sympathetics which gave the original Rogitar its
sitar quality. The diagonal harp strings will now run parallel to
the six main strings and be strung in a descending order. Since
Glenn took possession of he first guitar it’s been a real
musical adventure discovering its capabilities – and limitations.
Hopefully second time round we can exploit further this new instrument.
It has seen several outings in concert situations and Glenn will
be doing his Masters in Composition based on the Rogitar later next
year at Edith Cowan University in Perth.
with Florentine Cutaway
time I’ve have a set of Flamed Myrtle. It now makes up the
back and sides of this Talisman cutaway, with a master spruce top,
spalted maple rosette and ebony binding. At the time of writing
(late November) it’s not yet finished but will appear on the
site late January. The myrtle, with its earthy tones, along with
the spalted rosette make for a very understated beauty.