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Duelling Dragons by Virgil Guitars
Nov19

Duelling Dragons by Virgil 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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Lindsay Wilson Guitars
Dec07

Lindsay Wilson Guitars

Funny how one thing can lead to another. Not long after I published the review of Anthony Goulding’s ‘Bohemian’, I was contacted by one Howard Robinson of Lindsay Wilson Guitars. Howard, it turns out, has been working with Anthony on some very special versions of the Goulding ‘Stack’ model. I’ll be posting some photos that Howard sent me of a stunning ‘work in progress’ collaborative effort later on, but for now, I want to introduce you to Howard’s own guitars. In his own words: At Lindsay Wilson I marry classic good looks with simple electronics that allow the guitar to speak it’s own special language. Each guitar is exquisitely finished in the distinctive Lindsay Wilson style using only the best materials with unique individual details that stamp each guitar a genuine ‘one off’. Each guitar has a softness and warmth, like a cherished piece of furniture, a substance and presence that betrays the time and individual attention that has gone into making each one. At Lindsay Wilson each guitar is a One off, One at a Time, for One person. There’s a clue in there to Howard’s background, and it’s in the word ‘furniture’. He continues: My early involvement in Antique restoration and cabinet making has been a major influence in my 30-year career as a furniture designer. This instilled an appreciation of high quality materials and craftsmanship, along with a recognition of how important proportion, balance and aesthetics are to creating beautiful furniture. This informed my passion for studying and making electric guitars which has been with me throughout my life. Along with my enthusiasm for japanese and far eastern art, this has been the inspiration behind Lindsay Wilson. However, there’s not much there that prepares you for his speciality – inlay. Picture speak louder than words – so:   Well, of course I could just go on plundering Howards images but I strongly advise you to click on the link below and visit Lindsay Wilson Guitars yourself to find out more about his exquisite work. http://lindsaywilsonguitars.co.uk/ Share...

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