After 30 years, I decided it was time to record my thoughts and philosophies on the art and craft of luthiery for prosperity and have written a book called: “Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar”. I was ably assisted by my beautiful and talented wife Carol Campbell (better not forget her or I’ll be in trouble!!!!!!!!!).
(Photography by Joby Sessions. Copyright Future Publishing)
As well as being a detailed insight into one person’s craftsmanship, showing in close-up my obsession for perfection and detail; it is also a beautifully photographed display of many of my creations. It is published in USA by Hal Leonard and in UK by Batsford. You can find more information in our book section.
During the past ten years, I’ve enjoyed increasing success as a watercolour artist and have held several successful exhibitions in the South West of England. Having been inspired by the strange shaped guitars painted by Cubist masters, I designed a Cubist guitar based on Braque’s painting ‘Bottle of Marc’, which combined the worlds of art and music.