Here's the story behind this thread from my standpoint. It's linked in to Pistolpete's thread about how many guitars you own and how many you actually play.
I had three guitars, the Fylde Alex, Francis' first build for me (triple 0) and a Stratocaster. About two years ago I decided to buy a third acoustic which I could be more 'relaxed' with. In other words, I wouldn't cry if I dinked it. So I bought a Vintage Gordon Giltrap, an excellent guitar for the money. Then about 12 months ago I bought an Epiphone Sheraton. The idea there was that i'd have a second electric as well with a different sound, different look etc etc. Also I loved the look of them because Beatles used to play them. I'm of that 'vintage' as well .
The trouble is I didn't play them. I'd always play either the Fylde or Milsom for acoustic or, if I did play electric (not that often these days) i'd play the Fender.
So in Feb I decided that i'd sell both guitars and put the money to one new acoustic which I knew i'd enjoy playing. I decided on a 12 fret parlour to be different from what I already had. But I wanted a good one and none that I wanted came to light. I'd been following Francis' build thread for Andrew's parlour (s). Then I saw another post in the thread and thought 'shall I be a cheeky sod and contact Francis again'. I felt a bit guilty because he'd already built me one guitar and I thought maybe he was busy with other commissions.
It turned out that after Andrew's guitar he had no others on the horizon so he agreed to build this one. Francis, as usual, has been incredibly helpful all along as many of you can testify from experience.
Of course the idea was that i'd end up with four guitars instead of five. Then Jose comes along and spoils it all by FORCING me to buy one of his. So i'll be back up to five when the parlour is finished. But at least now I know i'll enjoy playing them all.
That's the story so far. It's lovely to see a new guitar taking shape and, as things stand at the moment I may even be allowed to drive to Hereford to pick it up
Back to it after a stint of household DIYing. I've profiled the front edge of the sides to a 20 foot radii and have started to laminate the linings in situ. These will be removed and shaped off the sides.
ocarolan: I expect he just fell over and rectum.
Aug 4, 2020 12:35:38 GMT
robmc: Well close Keith, I was on roller skates being towed down a hill by my friend on a bike, for extra speed...you can guess the rest
Aug 4, 2020 18:04:31 GMT
robmc: Dinner break over... Roller skates out from under me, 80s short shorts offering little protection, skin removed from half way up my thighs and both cheeks. Disinfectant stung just a wee bit.
Aug 4, 2020 18:44:49 GMT
robmc: And to make it worse, half way through my mother applying the disinfectant, my brother and the girl from next door, who we both liked, came in to see the show.
Aug 4, 2020 18:47:27 GMT
scorpiodog: Rob, you do, you realise, now have to write a song about the incident. With all the embarrassing details.
Aug 5, 2020 11:19:58 GMT
ocarolan: That'll be a cracking song alright!
Aug 5, 2020 11:40:29 GMT
NewDave: Ouch. What hurt more, your pride or your legs?
Aug 5, 2020 12:58:28 GMT
martinrowe: 'Slippin and a Slidin'
Aug 5, 2020 13:18:01 GMT
robmc: I don't know Paul, it's all still pretty raw... Although, how about 'Nevermind the Buttocks'. Dave, legs and bum definitely hurt more than pride, although my pride still hurt!
Aug 5, 2020 21:14:02 GMT
scorpiodog: Yes, Rob. I can see you in a Sex Pistols tribute band. Or you could do a Tony Bennett and use "I scraped my arse and banned machismo".
Aug 6, 2020 10:59:16 GMT
NewDave: Or you could do the Sarah Brightman classic, I lost my arse to a starship trooper.
Aug 6, 2020 17:11:47 GMT
robmc: Interesting suggestions, I'll work on my own magnum opus and simply call it 'Skidmarks'
Aug 6, 2020 22:00:22 GMT
scorpiodog: What? Like "Underpants is theft"? Or "The means of defecation must be in the hands of the proletariat"? Oh, sorry, no. That's Skidmarx.
Aug 7, 2020 9:41:34 GMT
NewDave: Power to the Poop hole?
Aug 7, 2020 14:39:01 GMT