Like many young men of my generation, I was captivated by the guitar in the early 1960s when I started playing in rock bands with school-friends in local West London dance halls. Later in the ’60s I played regularly in folk clubs with a number of acts, going on to play in swing-type bands during the very early 1970s when I also taught guitar in London schools.
I made my first acoustic guitar for myself in 1966. This was quickly followed up by requests for guitars from musician friends and then from musicians far and wide. I’ve been a full-time instrument maker and repairer since the early 1970s, initially in London before moving to my present workshop in rural Cambridgeshire, near Ely, in 1984.
I’m still passionate about playing the guitar and when I’m not making or repairing them love to study and listen to music.