I can't remember when I first started to really love and appreciate music, I was definitely very young.
From being fascinated with my Dads record collection to developing my own tastes. This then grew into an appreciation and love for the Guitar. Having learned Bass guitar at an early age and then dabbling in Acoustic/Classical guitar, I realised that I was never going to be a very acomplished musician. So I focused on my other love, woodcraft.
Having studied woodcraft along with music all the way through my school life. It wasn't until leaving and discovering the 'Stringed Instrument making' course at Anniesland college that I really knew what my calling in life was.
Having completed the course in Glasgow, I then worked with an exceptional Classical Guitar Maker, who taught me the traditional Spanish methods that I utilise in my craft. I then went to study at the internationally renowned Instrument making school 'Centrum voor Muziekinstrumentenbouw' in Puurs, Belgium. My time here really helped develop my understanding and fine tune my craftmanship.
On returning to Scotland, I found a fantastic workshop in the beautiful countryside of East Lothian and it is here that I am going to continue my exciting journey into the world of Guitar Making.