Here is another tale about the building of another special guitar.
Tommy. A Special Guitar.
The timber for this guitar [back and sides] was given to me by a long-time friend and fellow woodworker
He had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer and was tidying up his affairs. He said that he had saved a large board of African Walnut or Tiger Wood for a special job but said I could have it as he will not be able to start that job now.
I built the guitar in memory of Tom and presented it to his wife on the first anniversary of his passing.
The inlays depict traits attributed to Tom. The soundhole rosette depicts clouds.
Starting at the top of the guitar is a galleon, He built a large model of one on his kitchen table in a one-room flat.
Cup and saucer, we never went far without having to stop for a cup of tea.
Dates, marking the 12th fret
Cyclist, on the heal, he was a very keen cyclist, road touring and all that.
Chisel and shaving, on the end graft. He was a great woodworker who did not ever settle for less
A great mate. R I P
He could not even play guitar. His wife is a Motivational Speaker, among many other health endeavors, and she tells me she loves it when visitors play the guitar for her.
Beautiful guitar, and a great story Taffy.
He was obviously a very good friend to you judging by the work and I`m guessing you were a great friend to him. Well done.
Hi Guys, thanks for the comments. This site has just started working for me after about 3-4 weeks. I went here to test and find I can see stuff now.Taff
Typed a paragraph and it disappeared into the ether.,.,,. great story and guitar., excellent Taffy
"That is a great story and a wonderful gesture for your friend and his wife.. and you built an exceptional guitar., I often build memorial guitars for people, sometimes even good pets,., love your Builds Taffy.,., keep up the good work.,."
Great story, great looking guitar Taff!! Your mate’ would be proud :)