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.

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