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