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Peter Brown
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Note to Self!
Just so visitors to this blog don't think that I've forgotten about guitars completely, I found my camera and took a few photos this week showing the state of play with the three guitars currently sitting in their cases under the bed. As I mentioned in my l...

A Workshop, a Workshop, My Kingdom for a Workshop!
With several guitars 90% completed, it's a little frustrating to once again find myself without a workshop, or even a makeshift workspace I can use temporarily. In moving interstate into a much smaller and cheaper house in 2015, the ultimate vision was that...

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Irish Bouzouki #1
Historically speaking, it's not often I've had the chance to post photos of a newly completed instrument, so I'm pleased to be able to do so here. With the benefit of hindsight, there are things I could have done differently, or better, but I can't imagine ...

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Irish Bouzouki - Nearing Completion
As this is my first attempt at constructing an Irish bouzouki, the process has been a long and drawn out one - even more so than usual. Settling on a design took some time; it seems there are few established standards where even the most fundamental aspects...

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The Irish Bouzouki - More Progress Shots
Cheers Pete

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Irish Bouzouki - The Parts Become a Whole
With the woodworking component of this bouzoukiĀ project almost complete, it's gratifying to finally see the results of my efforts in an assembled form, and be able to visualise what the completed instrument will look like. As this project entailed a number ...

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Irish Bouzouki - Progress!
Cheers Pete

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Irish Bouzouki - The Rosette
I managed to complete the rosette this morning. There's no hint of chipping which hasĀ occurred in the past, thanks to a tip I picked up fromĀ a long-forgotten source. Prior to routing the inner and outer purfling channels that border the rosette, which I com...

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