The best guitar for DADGAD?

The best guitar for DADGAD?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Blog

  About a year ago I put together an article for this blog. But never got around to publishing it. Hopefully, I shall in the new year. I asked a lot of great DADGAD players, some well known, some not so well known what they thought was the perfect guitar for DADGAD? Here is the […]

Why I don’t make sitka spruce guitars

Why I don’t make sitka spruce guitars

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Blog

Why I don’t make Sitka spruce guitars, and why I do make torrefied Sitka spruce guitars   What’s the difference between Sitka spruce and torrefied Sitka spruce? Well, quite a bit. One, I have no interest in using whilst the other is a first-class soundboard material for guitar making. There is a reason I don’t […]

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 is over 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 on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

What is the best DADGAD guitar? The Model C-HO

What is the best DADGAD guitar? The Model C-HO

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Blog

What’s the best guitar for DADGAD? – The Model C-HO   What is the best DADGAD guitar? Well, I’ve made a lot of guitars over the years and I think the best guitar for DADGAD looks something a bit like this:   Never mind what it looks like, what does it sound like? I sent […]

Super responsive guitar bodied octave mandolin!

Super responsive guitar bodied octave mandolin!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Blog

This is one very loud guitar bodied octave mandolin!   This guitar bodied octave mandolin was a commission from a chap in Ireland. I’m very happy with it – the first 22″ scale octave mandolin I’ve made with a guitar body. The tuning is standard OM  tuning – GDAE. Often these short scale instruments lack […]