"Hello Chris !
Nice to meet you again that way, after 20 years (Didier Le Roux and I have been your mandore teachers at the Gijon summer course - at this time, Chancy was still only available on microfilm)
Everybody could now download the Chancy…"
"Thanks, The Brazilian Rosewood was a gift from an old luthier friend that has just recently passed away and I thought it would be a good tribute to him to have it on the guitar. I had already planned to use Ebony for all the other bits."
"Congratulations; you are obviously a very good craftsman. Would you consider staining the head veneer black to be more harmonious with the fingerboard and bridge? A different school, but I noticed that when the Cadiz makers of the late 18th to early…"
Hi All,I'm a new member here. I build guitars and teach people to build guitars. This is my first romantic period build. It is a Stauffer style (but I assume you all know that). I have used the Rubner tuners and their neck mechanism. The soundboard is Engelmann Spruce, the back and sides are Australian QLD Maple, neck is Mahogany (black shellac), The fretboard, bridge and decoration are all Ebony. The headplate veneer is Brazilian Rosewood.It was an interesting build as I had no plans and had…See More
The Consortium for Guitar Research at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, is offering an annual Research Prize of £200 for original research into the history of the guitar, or closely related plucked instruments, during the period 1540-1940. Entries from scholars, performers, instrument makers and collectors are invited. The research must be previously unpublished, and may take the form of an article (maximum length 5000 words) or any other form which the competitor finds useful for the best…
The Cambridge-based Consortium for Guitar Research is awarding the Andrew Britton Fellowship to a young or early career researcher again this year. Applicants are invited to submit their CV, and a separate 400 word (maximum) statement describing their latest research and explaining why this award would be useful to them.
The Fellowship comes with a financial award and an invitation to give a paper at the September 2021 conference of the…