As well as making completely custom instruments, I have a catalogue of standard models that can be made as-is or modified/added to.
A Spruce/Mahogany OOO-type guitar that gives excellent acoustic performance.
Acoustic/Electro-acoustic Hurdy Gurdies. Built to order. Beginners to Professionals catered for.
A sleek hourglass 4 string Dulcimer with a clean aesthetic. Solid walnut.
I built my first musical instrument when I was 12 years old — a hurdy gurdy made out of a cigar box.
Through my second instrument (a Mountain Dulcimer) I met renowned luthier John Bovey, who taught me many instrument making skills and remains a mentor today. I also gained a workshop full of excellent equipment from him, as he was in the process of retiring. John advised I study at the Totnes School of Guitarmaking, which I attended in 2011.
Since graduating in December 2011, I have carried out numerous repairs and added to the variety of instruments I build.
If you’re interested in having an instrument made or repaired, or just interested in instrument making, get in contact in whatever way you prefer, and we can discuss your requirements.
I play the Piano Accordion, Hurdy Gurdy and Mountain Dulcimer, as well as knowing the basics on Guitar and various other instruments. I used to play in HodgePig, and did all the recording on our debut album.
I primarily play folk and folk-rock from all over Europe, but I also enjoy experimenting with synthesised sounds. I make instruments suitable for use in any music.
My music can be found on YouTube and SoundCloud.