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Fender Bender

Background Fender introduced the Modern Player series at the tail end of 2011.  An entry level Telecaster made in China from pine wood.  These guitars are solid and heavy! I would imagine that most guitar Read more…

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She’s electric!

The chisels are calling It’s time to make sawdust Steely reminders of things left to do Monteleone -Mark Knopfler Master guitar and mandolin builder John Monteleone, forever immortalised in song by Mark Knopfler after having Read more…

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The final countdown

It’s close enough kid, we aren’t making watches… Closing in on the nerve-racking moment whereby the body and neck would be joined together in permanent union ready to accept the long-awaited makeover of nitrocellulose varnish, Read more…

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I’d rather go bind

“When evil men destroy, good men must build and bind”.  ―Anas Aremeyaw Anas   I am not wishing to trivialise this quotation from Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an award winning Ghanaian journalist who has written extensively about Read more…

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Workin’ Out!

Barney Kessel Quartet – 1961 In these modern times the term “working out” is most regularly applied to a variety of unspeakable acts of physical training and I apologise if I have caused any alarm Read more…

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Everybody was kerfing…

The rebuilding begins. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” Winston Churchill If not immediately apparent it will soon become clear to the reader that I Read more…

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Bits & Pieces

The dismembered body! “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel…” ― Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein Having permitted a respectable 30 year gap to open since attempting to create a Read more…

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The eve of destruction

In late 1982 as was my wont, I was browsing the music section of a local bookshop and stumbled across a delightful tome entitled The Guitar Handbook written by a Mr. Ralph Denyer.  In a moment Read more…

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In the beginning

If you will indulge me for a moment whilst I amble a few metres down memory lane I would like to offer some context on how I became the owner of a Shaftesbury Model 3264 Read more…

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Another guitar blog! Why?

I have been tinkering around with guitars for just about as long as I can remember. With deliberate and careful mismanagement of my financial affairs over the years, I have accumulated a delightful little collection Read more…

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