This is an ongoing project; an archive of the many instruments that I have built over the years.
If you have a photo, video clip or sound recording of your “Nava” and would like to have it included here, please let me know.
Thanks for looking and be sure to come back- there’s bound to be something else to see!
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Electric guitars; early guitars
This is where it stared! This is the first instrument that I
sold! Being played at a gig in the 1970’s by John East. I built this bass whilst
at Sir Walter St. John’s school in SW London; the body is teak from a door step
given to me by my uncle and it has a Guild humbucker. There were another two solid
bodies made at school- one a fretless bass that John also had. Who knows where they are now!
John is now professional bass player and music teacher.
Around this time (1977?) I also made a Firebird style electric
that I sold to a friend, Ray. He eventually sold it on; so that remains a