I have followed Ben for a while, initially on youtube (search:Crimson Guitars) where he gives tons of hints and tips for aspiring luthiers. I have purchased a bit of stuff from crimsonguitars.com, all good, and I love the stains, which are stunning apparently.
Made in Spain, the birthplace of the guitar, near Alicante. Handcrafted guitars. alhambraguitarras.com UK distributor – London Guitar Studio londonguitarstudio.com
Lots of variety here. New this year a 7 string model.
This is a useful addition that prevents air, condensation and pollutants from coming into contact with the neck and strings especially for storage.
My annual visit to this show, this time at Cranmore Park, Solihull. Parking was a bit of a problem but that is normal. I visited a few specific stands, but this post is mainly pictures of some of the stranger guitars. (I like strange and weird stuff). Links to more from the show:Alhambra GuitarrasCrimson GuitarsOrtega …
I recently visited this festival and unlike Glastonbury, there was no need to sleep in a field. This event is an annual festival dedicated to music in general and the Spanish Guitar in particular. For a week, internationally renowned artists from different countries and of different genres come on stage. The festival strives to highlight …
Currently if you show any interest in guitars or music on Facebook you may see an advertisement for high quality guitars claiming to to be discounted. These may seem too good to be true, and they are. Take a look at an example ad.
Spent a great day here with James learning the ‘proper’ way to dress frets and set up a guitar.
While in Spain last week I came across a luthier who has a small workshop in Plaza Santa Monica at Las Chapas near Marbella on the Costa del Sol. His name is Alberto Martin Ramos and he allowed me to try out a few of his custom built concert and flamenco guitars which are outstanding.