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 […]

New Irish bouzouki, what shall we call it?

New Irish bouzouki, what shall we call it?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Blog

New Model Irish Bouzouki. What shall we call it?   Can anyone think of a nice name for this new model of fat top Irish bouzouki? I asked folk which record do they think of when you say the words “Irish bouzouki.” The most popular answer was the Bothy Band’s first album – “You kill […]

Celtic mandolins, an Irish bouzouki, a guitar bouzouki….

Celtic mandolins, an Irish bouzouki, a guitar bouzouki….

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Blog

Celtic mandolins, an Irish bouzouki, a guitar bouzouki’s….     Lots of instruments back from the sprayers this week and more to come soon apparently. So hopefully there should be a few instruments going out the door soon and off to their new homes.   Not just mandolins but bouzouki’s too…         […]

Buying a tenor guitar – one man’s story…

Buying a tenor guitar – one man’s story…

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Blog

Buying a tenor guitar…     In all the years I worked for Stefan Sobell we made one tenor guitar. I saw it for sale on a forum recently and it went for a very good price. But aye, we only made one in all those years, and that was it. These days I make quite […]

What’s on the bench? A new Model D

What’s on the bench? A new Model D

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Blog

New Forster Model D for 2017 With so much stuff still at the spray shop, I took a break from the order list to try a little experiment – and here it is:     This is my new Model D. It’s been ages since I made a D, and it’s one of my favourite models. […]

Guitar repair in Leipzig

Guitar repair in Leipzig

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Blog

Leipzig guitar repair     Repair is something I only did from time to time in England. Then, I kept the list of folk who I did repairs for short, just a few chaps who had good quality guitars who liked the work I did for them. Often they were customers who wanted set ups […]