Great new Celtic music band – Ímar

Great new Celtic music band – Ímar

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Blog

Best Celtic music you’ll ever hear!   You know Adam Rhodes? You do, he plays with Barrule, and he plays one of my bouzoukis, and a guitar bouzouki? Well, him and Tom from Barrule have put a new band together and they’re brilliant! The line up is: Mohsen Amini (Concertina) Adam Brown (Bodhrán) Tomás Callister […]

Loudest acoustic guitar? Another Session King review

Loudest acoustic guitar? Another Session King review

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Blog

It’s loud. Did I mention it’s LOUD? Very loud. There is a forum called the AGF, and if you’re a follower of it you may have been watching a “build thread” featuring one of my Session King guitars. Well, the thread has been written by a chap in the UK who ordered a guitar from […]

NK Forster Guitars – Leipzig luthier

NK Forster Guitars – Leipzig luthier

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Blog

So, I’m finally in the new workshop. It took weeks to pack everything ready to go to Germany and I managed to get all three tons of it onto five pallets. A company came to pick it up telling me to expect it in Leipzig within 3-5 days. After  about 8 days I was starting […]

Session King review

Session King review

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Blog

  Most of the first crop of Session King guitars are in their new homes – only a couple getting the posh high gloss finish are still to go out. So I asked one of the new owners if they could give their guitar a bit of a write up for the blog:   Here […]

Why are my guitars so heavy? How come they’re so loud?

Why are my guitars so heavy? How come they’re so loud?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Blog

Wow that’s heavy! Wow that’s loud!   Those are the first two things most folk say when they play my guitars.   So why are my guitars so heavy? This question comes up a lot. It’s true, compared to what others are making, currently I make rather heavy guitars and this goes against much of the […]

One new guzouki and one happy chap!

One new guzouki and one happy chap!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Blog

One new guzouki and one happy chap! My customers have been very patient this year and I’m very glad. Things have taken much longer than I expected what with the move to Germany coming up. So it’s nice when I get to hear how happy folk are who’ve received their instruments after waiting so long. […]

On retreat

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 in Blog

Silence! I’m on silent retreat until the 21st July so won’t be able to answer any emails. Thanks, Nigel

Barrule new album – Manannan’s Cloak

Barrule new album – Manannan’s Cloak

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Blog

More Manx Guzouki action! One of the best bands on the “folk” circuit Barrule who hale from the Isle of Man and feature NK Forster bouzouki and guitar bouzouki (guzouki? gzouk?) player Adam Rhodes.   In May they released their second album Manannan’s Cloak. If you’ve not heard it you can get a copy HERE. […]

“The loudest tenor guitar I’ve ever played…”

“The loudest tenor guitar I’ve ever played…”

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Blog

That’s what one pal said to me after playing the latest  Session King instrument – a 22″ scale tenor guitar.     The body is based on my guitar bouzouki shape – it’s a OM sized body with a short squareish top bout.     The back and sides are Osage orange, an interesting timber […]

Session King videos and sound samples

Session King videos and sound samples

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Blog

Ian Stephenson and Tom Fletcher have made a few videos and sound samples so you can compare the different types of Session King – the spruce top and the mahogany top, and you can compare the difference between Tom’s fingerstyle and Ian’s pick playing. It’s a good idea to rig your computer up to your […]