Bespoke musical instruments from the North West of England
Just finished a OOO style six string and it plays really well, deep even tone and quite a lot of power.
Phil Almond (on the left) who plays with several local Manchester bands, commissioned this instrument. See his Blazing Snowmen website for further details of gigs etc. He wanted a classy subdued style, where less is more. So an Indian Rosewood back and sides with AAA European spruce top, complimented by a simple solid rosewood rosette, gave clean contrasts with the ebony headstock, tuner buttons, bridge, bindings, back and tail strip, did the trick.
Also finished a modified Army-Navy mandolin. Deeper bodied and a slight design twist on the head stock.
Still got an Selmer/Maccerferri jazz guitar and a Traughton inspired mandolin to finish.
Started building a Go Deck, but haven't got any radiused workboards. Debating whether to buy or make them myself. Craft Supplies nr., Buxton now sell a limited range of resin dished boards, which should be worth a look see. You can get any length of fibreglass rods, in 4, 5 and 6mm diameters at very reasonable prices from Roman Blinds Ltd, in Macclesfield. They do mail order, check them out.