Sunday, February 3, 2019

Guitars

Firstly, sorry about all the únknown´ status appearing, it seems my new phone settings have taken over my previous ones, which I think I have sorted out now??!

Rebecca was informed that she had holiday days left over which must be taken before 1st April or lose them, so it looks like a trip over is planned for a week in late March, Yeah, can´t wait

Chris bought a new guitar several months ago, an electric one this time, a Gibson Firebird,
yeah I know, doesn´t mean much to me either, except he loves it and it does sound brilliant.

It was this that I think inspired him to make some, but in 1/12 scale
Being crafters, I´m sure we all keep all manner of items just in case because one time they will come into their own, guilty? I certainly am
In this case it was some extremely fine gauge wire that I used to use back in my days of running the family electronics business. This wire was used to make ultra fine, precision, strain gauges (wire wound coils) in fact they were used in the new London bridge.´(We are talking many years ago for this item)
Once he had  cut, sanded, ánd prepared, came the moment of ´do you have any wire?
followed by, ´wow, where did you get this?
Headpins with a tiny blob of paint acted as tuning pegs, a lot of fiddle value (but 1/12 scale can be)




This prompted a visit to Gata de Gorgos where we have an acoustic specialist Spanish guitar manufactuer. It is a family business with about 3 generations all working on the guitars, everything is hand crafted and it is a months worth of work in each guitar.  He thoroughly enjoyed his visit but unfortunately didn´t take any photos. 

Enjoy whats left of the weekend
take care
xcx
  

13 comments:

  1. Wow, they're fantastic. It amazes me how much detail goes into these scale models. We've just been working out how many days holiday Mick's got left to take, he's still got twelve and a half days to take before the end of March. He's taking one tomorrow as he'll be sat up half the night watching the superbowl.

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    1. Funny how a few years ago he said he couldn´t fiddle with something that small!! It´s a shame they can´t roll holiday over or give money in lieu, but it does make you slow down and enjoy some time xcx

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  2. WOW....so cute and tiny. What does he do with his tiny guitars after he makes them?
    Sandy's Space

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    1. Sometimes we use a wooden wine box and make them into a scene or shop. I think the idea is a work shop based on his visit to the factory. xcx

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  3. oh gosh those are incredible....
    Hugz

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    1. Thanks Fiona, be fun to see how he displays them xcx

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  5. Hi Chrissie wow these are unbelievable so perfect and tiny,thankyou for sharing with us xx

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    1. We haven´t really done miniatures for awhile so it was nice that Chris found some mojo xcx

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  6. Dear Chrissie
    Beautiful work on the guitars. I am in awe of some people's skills.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thanks Ellie, he just needs to finish the mansion house! xcx

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  7. Waving hello again as I make my blog rounds.
    Sandy's Space

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  8. How lovely that Rebecca will be visiting soon :)
    Love those little guitars and pleased that Chris is enjoying the Gibson Firebird.

    All the best Jan

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