from the NZ Herald—
There’s an extra sense of satisfaction when Brian Bradley, a semi-retired data architect from Waikanae, strums his new guitar.
It’s because Brian built the guitar from scratch.
Brian was among six others who took part in a guitar-making workshop in Nelson organised via Goldbeard Guitars and the New Zealand Centre for Fine Woodworking.
Brian was attracted to the course because he was looking for a new hobby.
He also knew the workshop tutor Dave Gilberd having made a ukulele at another workshop three years ago in Wellington.
The course in Nelson ran for three weeks and led students through the process of building a full-sized, working guitar, from bare wood to finished piece.
Brian built a dreadnought guitar.