In recent years I spent a fair bit of time traveling around Asia, and some of that time was spent tapping away at an iPad about the one subject I know a fair bit about – making musical instruments.

If you click on the titles you’ll be taken to another site of mine (especially for luthiers) to find out more…



Making a living in lutherie:
money and marketing


A practical guide to looking at your marketing efforts, and understanding how to tweak what you are doing so it works for you rather than against you.

62 pages. A pdf.



Making a living in lutherie:
from amateur to professional

A practical guide to running your own shop, a guide to dealing with some of the common pitfalls that beset luthiers.

156 pages. A pdf.

I could do with reading myself from time to time…

The luthier blog ebook

The Luthier blog ran for about a year and LOADS of top makers contributed to it. The posts cover all manner of topics from giving guitars away(?) to dealing with your first customer. A great read if you’re interested in making or repairing musical instruments. Timeless advice from professional makers. And not just me.

234 pages. A pdf.

Between the ideal and the possible

Dave Best took the photographs and I write/rant about instrument design. A beautiful book with lots of great pictures to drool over.

136 pages, and is an actual book. A real one. Soft bound and high quality.