Saturday, August 11, 2012

Interview With A Luthier

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein



Rob Reid of classicalguitartraining.com interviewed me via email. The interview can be found here.



Rob found my blog and was intrigued by the fact that I don't use power tools to make classical guitars. It's amazing how many people believe that you can only build a guitar with a fully equipped Normite shop. Rob is a great guy and we hope to do another interview with Skype.



Rob has posted interviews with some young up and coming classic guitar artists, one of my favorites is Simon Powis.


So, get back into the shop all of you and send me photos of your latest works so I can post them!





3 comments:

  1. Nice to get filled in on more of your background.

    Simon is a wonderful player. His teaching website is excellent as well. I'm going to purchase the Carcassi Etude 7 Op.60.

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  2. An interesting interview, Wilson.
    I like what you say about using local woods.
    It seems to me that hand tools are the only way to go with building something as individual and sensitive as a classical guitar.

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  3. Thanks, Rob!

    The great guitar maker, Jose Romanillos, still uses hand tools to make his guitars. I need to post the short movie that was made about him in the 1980's, so you can see how he worked then.

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