Chrysós: new beginnings

Chrysós: new beginnings

As an aspiring guitarist, the adage “perfect practice makes perfect” was one of the best mantras I came across. As a guitar maker, Michael Jordan’s quote on fundamentals really rings true for me. In a world where skilled manual labour has largely...
Back with one hell of an axe to grind

Back with one hell of an axe to grind

… oh my goodness Dear Reader, It’s been a seriously long time between blogs, posts, tweets, carrier pigeons and the like. I would almost guarantee that everyone reading this has had to pull up stumps and move all of their worldly possessions at one time or...
Axe Appeal

Axe Appeal

What is it about the guitar that makes it so appealing to so many? Is it the sound? The look? Perhaps it’s more about the association with the great art and expression that have flowed through the guitar since it became part of public consciousness more than a...
Quality comes at a price

Quality comes at a price

Often I have customers bring me entry‑level guitars to be set up and have general repairs carried out: reincarnate dead pickups, replace dodgy volume pots or crackly jacks. In many cases these inexpensive guitars look nearly as impressive as their more expensive...

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