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C.V.

Began playing guitar at 14 and repairing guitars in 1984 at the age of 18.

1985
Built first electric guitar - on a workmate bench in bedroom!

Between 1985 and 1987
Attended a guitar making course in Bristol run by the Kinkade Brothers. During this time, produced 4 electrics, 1 acoustic, and 1 semi-acoustic, plus carrying out a wide variety of repair work.

1987
2 year OND Course - London College of Furniture: Musical Instrument Studies of Modern Fretted Stringed Instruments.

Studies included:
Tool usage; workshop practice; design and construction; musical theory and practice; instrument acoustics; mathematics; wood science; instrument history.

1989
Graduated from OND Course and joined 2 year HND Course in Musical lnstrument Technology in the modern fretted Department.

Studies included:
Instrument and room acoustics; design and construction; repair and restoration; finishing techniques; timber technology; material science; workshop practice.

During the 4 years, designed and built 11 guitars and 2 mandolins of varying types and design.

1991
Graduated from College with Distinctions in many subjects and an overall Merit. Accepted a job with the newly formed Patrick Eggle Guitar Company as supervisor of neck production. Responsibilities extended to training new employees in guitar building techniques

1992
After leaving Patrick Eggle, took a Certificate of Adult Education Teaching Course. 1993 - date
Teaching two evening classes in stringed instrument-making at local Community Colleges. Currently a full-time maker and repairer of guitars, mandolins and other modern stringed instruments.

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