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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.
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Ian Stephenson, Last Night's Fun, Johnny Dickinson, Martin Stephenson, Old Blind Dogs, Claire Mann, Andy and Margaret Watchorn
Model A, Model B, Model C, Model D, Model ES, Model F, Model J, Bouzouki, Mandolin
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