starting out as a woodworker / cabinet maker, I was largely self
- taught as an instrument maker. I made my first instrument,
a bowed Psaltery, in 1973. In 1976, as well as making several
more Psalterys I made a Hammered Dulcimer and a Lute. My
first Guitar followed in May 1978, and by 1979 I was taking orders
In 1983 I made my first Mandolin, as well as my first Octave Mandola.
brought the first lean time as the recession bit hard - I actually
did 6 years of part - time shopfitting joinery work to augment
the reduced order book.
since 2000 the repair side of the business has gone from strenght
to strength, and my intention for the next 10 years is to build
up the business to include more new instruments, particularly