August 07, 2012 @06:18 pm
I play several makers guitars,recently I played at an event in Devon where each artist was acoustic guitar based,all through the same p.a.system .I thought my oddy[improved by Richard Bartram of Littleport Cambs]was sweet and low until a gentleman weilding one of your progeny brushed and clawed groups of notes from his pride and joy..........I have to rethink my finances,one of yours = the summit of sound and beauty x
June 30, 2012 @11:09 am
The Magpie I bought from the Exeter shop in 1994 has been a best friend for all those years. I was lucky enough to buy a Bluebird from the shop yesterday. It is an exquisite instrument. I do not know the technical terms but, apart from its stunning looks and feel, the tone is so sweet, precise and sustained and, given its size, it's dynamic range is hugely impressive. I will have years of enjoyment from this guitar. David
February 25, 2012 @02:58 pm
i use my hands to craft metal car bodies. so i know what it takes to make anything look good.but i feel rather humble when i see such outstanding skills such as yours.i play guitar [ as well as i can] maybe one day i may pay you a visit.
February 09, 2012 @11:46 pm
Greetings, this is a really nice website! Truly beautiful instruments, that triple neck is lookin elegant. Keep up the exceedingly good work. We miss yous back here in chilly Devon. Safe tidings & warm wishes. Ian
January 22, 2012 @12:27 am
What a pleasure to know your work and that you're a bit closer. Hope to visit your workshop some ocasion soon. Greetings from o Porto.
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October 15, 2011 @07:28 pm
I appreciate your esthetic and the wide variety of materials and influences. The creativity here is really inspiring. Thank you.
September 03, 2011 @10:50 pm
How is the warm weather treating you? Hope all is good, and you are keeping busy over there?
Just to let you know I trusted my Bouzouki to a local guy over here last Tues to do a small job on my frets. They, in places were starting to show signs of over two years of playing, but I did not need to replace any, just a light file did the job. And I have to say Quentin did a real tidy job on it too. As always its sounds just great. I cant take it out of the case without people saying how nice it is and asking who made it! Nice to see the pics are still on your website too.
August 12, 2011 @01:30 pm
Regards from NYC. I admire the ¾ guitar you designed for Ian Anderson – a fair plucker with some potential (he’s excellent and I of course am kidding). I have a progressive disability and have had to give up on the big dreadnoughts – I have a Gibson, Martin and Guild….I currently play a seagull parlor – amazingly efficient - it serves my purpose with it’s weight and user friendly neck. So here’s the loaded question – do you still sell that remarkable ¾ anymore and for how much. If not and/or the price is prohibitive – which I have to assume is the case – could you be kind enough to share your expertise by identifying anything out there – i.e. martin backpacker, Washburn Rover etc…that you believe could be modified and once amplified produce a similar result - of course of much inferior quality but sufficient to gig with.
You are an amazingly talented man and I admire your ability….please stay healthy – I wish you Ian’s long song.
August 03, 2011 @06:51 pm
Have seen the pictures Seth posted at SMG. Very beautiful guitars I must say! I really love the lap steel, it must sound awesome!
June 16, 2011 @02:37 am
Your guitar's ROCK. I am a photographer that specializes in Guitar Photography. I just photographed the 3/4 size Parlor Guitar you made for Ian Anderson. Beautiful. Would love to send you some pix.
June 10, 2011 @07:32 pm
From our chance meeting in "Arkwrights" I have browsed your website and am very impressed with your work. As you know I am a fan of George Lowden and therefore look forward to visiting you soon. As we are neighbours, I will bring the customary Garaffa of wine to help the day along.
Best wishes for the future!
May 18, 2011 @10:03 am
hi andy nice looking new web site and your new workshop good to see the john paul jones collection on line happy guitar making! jonathan
March 30, 2011 @02:42 pm
So glad you are enjoying Portugal. Cross the border for a visit to Extremadura one day and listen to some music by our local folklore group. They'd love your guitars!
March 23, 2011 @05:31 pm
Hi Andy. Congratulations for your wonderful work. I got interested recently in learning luthierie and found your site searching on google.
Your instruments and technique are truly inspiring me.
I am working in my first electric guitar and I would like to build acoustics instruments in the future.
I´m from Brazil and if I have the opportunity to visit Portugal, I´ll try to visit your office if possible. By the way, how is your portuguese?
March 12, 2011 @08:10 pm
Great website and beautiful guitars!!