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 of depraved spontaneity I purchased the publication and spent ensuing weeks studying scales, modes and Read more…

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 guitar. Around 1976/77 I was playing cornet in our school band.  This was something that resonated Read more…

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 including examples from most of the major manufacturers and some less well known. From time Read more…