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My Grandfather taught me to play guitar when I was 13. I immediately became interested in how they were made. At 17, a teacher asked me what I’d like to do for a living? “Make guitars.” I said. He sent me to see a man who had been looking for an apprentice. He gave me a job. It was as easy as that.
Apart from two years (1990-1992), I trained under English guitar maker Stefan Sobell from 1988 until late 2003. We made a lot of fine instruments together.
My own business began in Newcastle, England in 2004.
In 2015 we moved to Leipzig, Germany. A beautiful city – well worth a visit.
Then in late 2018, we moved to south east Queensland, Australia. We live in the Gold Coast – between the sea and the mountains. Also – well worth a visit too.
These days, I’m back at the workbench for most of the year.