Gallery

Despite having made hundreds of instruments, I’ve never made the same instrument twice. I constantly experiment with both structure and aesthetics. Whilst the “look” of the work changes from one year to the next, it’s all recognisably “Forster.”

My preference is for work that isn’t flashy or vulgar. I like design that is familiar, sober, yet contemporary. Inlay work has never interested me – these materials are sufficient luxury in themselves.

A good instrument is a simple instrument, and I concentrate my efforts on what matters most – sound and playability.

NK Forster 8 string sapele and spruce mandola
Forster Irish Bouzouki
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European spruce
Irish Bouzouki
Irish Bouzouki Slide
Model C-SK torrefied sitka spruce 1
Archback
Gold Gotoh 510 mini tuners
Model D-11
Model D-17
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Celtic F mandolin Forster
Celtic F mandolin back and ribs
Celtic F mandolin neck joint
Model C-SKadv backstrap
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Forster Model C
Sycamore back and sides
Forster Model A rosette
experimental guitar design
Brazilian rosewood guitar headstock veneers
rosewood rear head veneer
samois - my maccaferri tribute
jazz guitar tailpiece?
Howe Orme inspired Guitar Bouzouki
a style mandolin, front and back
Charlie Archtop Guitar
Oscar - a fine archtop guitar
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sapele mandolin back
sapele mandolin back and neck
sapele mandolin front
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