The best guitar I’ve ever played….

The best guitar I’ve ever played….

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Blog

This is the best guitar ever made.     You hear that a lot don’t you? “This is the best guitar I’ve ever played…”  or “This is the best guitar ever made…” You can read it often if you spend enough time on the web, that’s for sure. It’s a bit of a delusion really […]

Back to the bench

Back to the bench

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Blog

Back to the bench… Mrs F and I had a very nice July, we went on silent retreat for 18 days in Germany, then helped out in the kitchen on another 10-day retreat afterwards in Switzerland. Tell you what, Switzerland is great. The air, the water, the scenery, the people. And the cheese. And the sound […]

On retreat

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Blog

It’s that time of year again. Me and Mrs Forster are off on silent retreat for the next three weeks. We will have no email, no telephone. Nothing. So, if you do email me I won’t be able to read your message or send you a reply until the back end of this month. Occasionally people […]

Why I don’t make sitka spruce guitars

Why I don’t make sitka spruce guitars

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Blog

Why I don’t make sitka spruce guitars, and why I do make torrefied sitka spruce guitars There is a reason I don’t usually make guitars with Sitka spruce soundboards: I’ve not liked the majority of guitars I’ve tried that had Sitka spruce soundboards. You might have a nice one. But I’ve not played many I […]

Raising money for Beth’s cancer treatment

Raising money for Beth’s cancer treatment

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Blog

NK Forster Session King auction to raise money for cancer treatment.   The auction listing can be found HERE Someone whom I knew rather well in my 20’s has breast cancer. She has stage 4 breast cancer. Despite this, she is getting and responding well to treatment. The treatment she is getting is not available […]

Japan 2017

Japan 2017

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Blog

Japan 2017   Just got back from a very good and worthwhile guitar show. But I get a bit sick of writing about guitars sometimes. So here are some of the photos I’ve taken from this and previous trips to Japan.  

Session King guitar “suspension”

Session King guitar “suspension”

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Blog

  For years I’ve managed to keep the waiting list around 8-12 months long. But it’s shot up this last year to double that despite my work getting a bit more expensive. So, for the next year or so I’m not taking any more orders for the basic Session King Model C-SK, Model S-SK or […]

email woes

email woes

Posted by on Mar 25, 2017 in Blog

If you’ve tried to email me this last week and had no response, please email me again. There was something up with the contact form but it’s fixed now. Best, Nigel

Snaarmaarwaar pop ’round the workshop for some tunes

Snaarmaarwaar pop ’round the workshop for some tunes

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Blog

Snaarmaarwaar play some tunes at NK Forster guitars HQ!   The lads from Belgium band Snaarmaarwaar popped around last week for some tunes. The night previous they’d played a gig in Leipzig. They came around remarkably early for musicians. About half ten in the morning. Amazing. I’ve never met a musician at that time of […]

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Homepage Slides