Stolen guitar bouzouki found!

Stolen guitar bouzouki found!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2020 in Blog

Many of you will know that in 2018 the workshop I was temporarily using in NE England was broken into and some dozen instruments that were ready to be shipped out were stolen. Well, last week, one of them turned up. A very nice chap in South Shields emailed me to say that he’d found […]

Parlour King tenor guitar

Parlour King tenor guitar

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in Blog

  Super loud small bodied tenor guitar Another little variation on the tenor guitar theme – I had a few bits sitting around the workshop – too small to make a Session King tenor guitar with but too good to throw out. So I made a parlour guitar sized tenor out of them – may […]

How to tune a tenor guitar and what strings to use

How to tune a tenor guitar and what strings to use

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 in Blog

This is something I get asked often. How should I tune a tenor guitar and what strings should I use? So, I made a short video that shows you two ways to tune a tenor guitar and what string gauges I use.   Tuning a tenor guitar and tenor guitar strings   Traditional tuning – […]

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 […]