London Workshop AddressStarting with Mandolins
Unit 10, 58 Chadwick RoadLondon SE15 4PUPeckham Rye 10 minutes walk
Large free car park adjacent to workshop 🚘
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☏ 07766677429📧 email@example.comN.B. Secondary Workshop in Stockport / Manchester
, I've been making musical instruments since 2008. With a family tradition of carpentry, probably the woodworking gene in my my blood caught up with me. So I swopped a career in IT for Professional Lutherie. Instead of simply collecting a salary, I began to indulge in a passion for creativity using natural materials. And a background in IT certainly helped me to advance.Combining Traditional Methods, Materials & Modern Technology is my Forte.
For example, using a computer to draw & print fretboard slot positions. 100% mathematically accurate, I also use a computer to calculate & plot nut slot string positions. By eye is a dificult & error prone task especially in the case of multi string instruments, such as a 12-string guitar.
Perfect Fretboard MeasurementsUsing Adobe Illustrator, three parameters are entered into the program - nut width, the scale length & the number of frets. With 100% accuracy, all measurements of the fretboard are plotted - its length & shape, width at nut, fret positions & fret marker dots. This can be printed and used as a plan to cut the fretboard, which I do by hand. The big manufactures on the other hand use CNC machinery.
Acoustic Instruments are my Speciality. I've built countless Mandolins, Ukes & Guitars. And experimented with many brands of pickups & electro-dynamic contact microphones. My aim is to achieve the best possible natural sound quality from my own instruments. Countless hours of work, impossible without the passion for what I do!