Celtic music video

Celtic music video

Posted by on Sep 7, 2019 in Blog

Here is another compilation of music – this one on NK Forster mandolins, bouzouki and octave mandolin. Enjoy!

An hour of music played on NK Forster Guitars

An hour of music played on NK Forster Guitars

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019 in Blog

Last week I found the time to create two compilation videos for my YouTube channel. You know, over the last few years, Ian Stephenson and Tom Fletcher have made some great videos for me, so I thought I’d put them together. Mixed in is some vintage footage from Johnny Dickinson and one or two others. […]

Session King Advanced guitar bouzouki

Session King Advanced guitar bouzouki

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Blog

For the last ten years or so I’ve been making cylinder top guitar bouzoukis. They’ve been really popular. But I’ve fancied trying out a flat top version for a while. This little beauty has birdseye maple back, sides, neck and fretboard paired up with a Western red cedar soundboard. This is the “Session King Advanced” […]

New Session King tenor guitar video

New Session King tenor guitar video

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in Blog

Well, it’s actually about two years old, but I’d completely forgot about it. I made the video at the back end of 2017 when we were still living in Leipzig, Germany. In the video, I talk about the difference between the long and short scale tenor guitars I make. And about the other pros and […]

Session King ukes update

Session King ukes update

Posted by on May 27, 2019 in Blog

Sorry for not keeping this up to date – I’ve been a bit busy. Most of the ukes are with their owners now, but I had the time today to take some photos of the last ones to go. I should have a video soon of one too…        

30 year old Soundboard for the 30th anniversary guitar?

30 year old Soundboard for the 30th anniversary guitar?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Blog

It is amazing I still have this guitar top considering how many times I’ve moved workshop and country. But I do. When I worked as an apprentice for Stefan Sobell in the late 80’s I completed one guitar for myself, but I also started another. And didn’t finish it. The one that got finished was […]

Workshop burglary update

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Blog

A bit less than a year ago my workshop was broken into. And 8 months worth of work was stolen. To date, only one instrument has been found. Today I got word that the person responsible for breaking into the workshop was found guilty and sentenced to 44 months in prison. The criminal is called […]

The best sounding acoustic guitar I’ve ever made –

The best sounding acoustic guitar I’ve ever made –

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Blog

Is this the best sounding acoustic guitar I’ve ever made? I think so…   Earlier this year I made a guitar for Tom Fletcher. Tom wanted a Model D.  For playing DADGAD. That’s all he knew. He wasn’t sure about the woods, or the scale or the top design he wanted. So he left the […]

A batch of Session King ukes (updated 7/1/19)

A batch of Session King ukes (updated 7/1/19)

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Blog

Will this be the loudest ukulele in the world?     Those of you who subscribe to the newsletter had the opportunity recently to order a Session King uke. How come I’m making ukes? Well, following our recent move to Australia, I’m still waiting for most of my tools, molds and machines to arrive from the UK. And […]

G’day mate!

G’day mate!

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Blog

Well, it’s been quite a year – we left Germany last Christmas, traveled to Thailand, India, Japan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and back to Germany. Then we spent a fair bit of time in England so I could finish off a load of guitars. Then they all got nicked. Oh well. Then we went to Europe to […]