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‘Caligo’ by Hartung Guitars
Nov19

‘Caligo’ by Hartung Guitars

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Goulding Lindsay Wilson
Nov14

Goulding Lindsay Wilson

Goulding Lindsay Wilson is the brand name of the collaborative work of two unique luthiers, Anthony Goulding and Howard Robinson. A collaborative effort between two UK luthiers Anthony Goulding, renowned for his stunning Aluminum guitars and the exquisite neck inlays of Howard Robinson of Lindsay Wilson guitars. At first their individual guitars and ideas seemed to be on opposite sides of the fence. However Howard told me that Anthony had been bugging him for ages hinting that he would love to have one of his necks inlaid by him, Howard then offered Tony a deal, ‘you make an aluminum body for one of my axes and I will inlay a neck for you’. They have never looked back since, with collaborative ideas just rolling off the drawing board, feeding of each others passion and endless enthusiasm. There are projects on the cards for a whole line of hybrid guitars with different parts being made by each luthier, the constant being that each guitar is unique combination of the two , true one offs and made for each individual customer with only the very best materials. The collaboration, known as Goulding Lindsay Wilson or GLW ,has a couple of basses in the pipeline and even an aluminum resonator planned for the future. Anthony tells me that they are both dedicated to the very best, top end, totally individual custom guitars. For further info or to just to talk to the guys simply visit their respective web sites. Jessie James Davis Howard: 01598710616 Anthony : 01702619214 lindsaywilsonguitars.co.uk gouldingguitars.com Share...

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Di Donato Guitars
Nov12

Di Donato Guitars

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Conklin Guitars
Nov12

Conklin Guitars

http://www.conklinguitars.com/ “Bill Conklin’s love of the guitar was sparked at about age 12 when his best friend got a guitar for Christmas. Within a few months Bill decided to pick up a bass to accompany his friend on guitar. It began with simple three chord melodies, but the love of guitars and making music would be deeply instilled for a lifetime. “Before long, Bill began to design radical guitar bodystyles and had soon filled an entire drawing tablet with innovative and imaginative designs. In his senior year of high school Bill went so far as to build his own one-of-a-kind guitar. Bill received so much interest and attention when he played the guitar live that he decided to turn his passion into a business. Just three years out of high school Bill started Conklin Guitars. “Early on, Bill relied on repair work to supplement the business income while honing his skills on modifications and refinishing, refretting, tremolo and pickup installations and custom inlay work. In 1988, Bill married his sweetheart of 7 years (Michele), moved to Springfield, Missouri, set up a brand new shop and concentrated solely on building his own original line of Conklin instruments. In just six short years Bill and his partner (Phil Goschy) had completely outgrown the original Springfield location and were forced to build the larger shop that the company calls home today. In 2001, Bill’s longtime sidekick decided to leave the guitar-building business to become a full time dad. Just by luck, one of Bill’s local customers knew of a young guitar prodigy named Mike Apperson who had been following the progress of the growing company and was interested in doing guitar set-ups. Little did either one of them know at the time what would soon become of their association.” Share...

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The 1,500,000th Martin – “Da Vinci Unplugged”
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Aluminium Guitars by Anthony Goulding
Jun23

Aluminium Guitars by Anthony Goulding

Just discovered a new brand of guitar this morning – and what a find. I’d never heard of Goulding guitars before and it was even more of a surprise to realise they were a British firm. As ever, there’s not much I can say about these or any of the guitars I feature until I can get my hands on them but it seems to me on face value that they are unique and distinctive – very attractive. I love the attention to detail – the custom hardware, especially the solid-looking knobs, tailpieces and bridges. Oh – I almost forgot – they’re all aluminium guitars! In their own words: Goulding guitars is a name synonymous with beauty and precision. It is a name that represents remarkably high standards of quality, creativity and ingenuity. Our instruments are individually machined from two solid billets of aluminium and hand finished by our team of experienced British craftsmen. A Goulding guitar is a unique individual instrument you can be exceptionally proud to own. Visual and technical design, coupled with exceptional craftsmanship provide each Goulding owner with a playability and tone that is second to none. The body of a Goulding guitar is made from a two inch thick billet of aluminium, which is machined from the rear to make it hollow. The front is machined to give it it’s carved look. We have our own Goulding designed pickup surrounds made in Gold Plated Brass. The neck is also made from a solid billet of aluminium. The fret board is made of Cocobola or Birdseye Maple with mother of pearl, NZ paua or abalone markings. For more details go to: http://www.gouldingguitars.com/ Share...

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