Tag Archives: Bass Baritone

A Funny Year

2013 has been a bit of a funny year for me. And I don’t mean funny haha, more of a year of vicious twists that, 12 months ago, were totally unimaginable.

New Bass-Baritone (Fretted)
New Bass-Baritone (Fretted)

At the start of the year all sorts of plans were in place, virtually none of which have come to fruition.  Even early in the year things were starting to go wrong and by the end of February the main reason became very apparent. Most of the rest of the year has been spent coping with the fallout from a diagnosis of Cancer. Not very many instruments have been built, and of those that have, some have subsequently been scrapped!

However, now that I’m feeling so much better than the Continue reading A Funny Year

Many Thanks

I have to say an enormous Thank You to everybody that has called, messaged and dropped into the new workshop with good wishes now that I have the ‘all clear’ from my recent course of Chemotherapy. The

The Bass-Baritone prototype
The Bass-Baritone prototype

response has been most heartwarming and both myself and Shirley, my wife, really appreciated all the good will.

The response to our new instrument, the Bass-Baritone Ukulele, has also been Continue reading Many Thanks

New Workshop

Good news! Last week I got the all clear from the hospital after a dire summer of chemotherapy. :) It will take a little while to get back into the full swing, but I am feeling so much better than I did a few short weeks ago.

So, in celebration, we have moved into a new workshop. The units in the Craft Village at Quex Park are _IAN1998great, but somewhat restrictive in both size and facilities. The new workshop, which is still on the Quex Estate,  albeit just outside the Park proper, is around 4 times the size of the old unit and has Continue reading New Workshop