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Classical guitar luthier: Miles Henderson Smith (UK)

Classical guitar luthier: Miles Henderson Smith (UK)
I made my fist guitar at the age of 19 in 1993 under the supervision of David Wooldridge, who was also my first guitar teacher. I trained as a fine artist, completing a BA in fine art and later an MA in contemporary visual arts. Throughout my twenties and early thirties I worked as an artist and teacher. During this time I continued to play classical guitar.
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Cassical guitar luthier: Christopher Dean (UK)

Cassical guitar luthier: Christopher Dean (UK)
As a child I was a talented artist and liked making models. In my teen years I began to learn to play the guitar and these two interests inevitably came together and I made my first classical guitar on my parent’s kitchen table when I was in my late teens. I abandoned a career in agriculture and instead applied for a place at the London College of Furniture to study Musical...
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Classical guitar luthier: Nicholas Scott (UK)

Classical guitar luthier:  Nicholas Scott (UK)
Been making since 1985, mainly classical, but had a 5 year period of steel strings. Making Smallman type classicals exclusively since 1996. I'd been making traditional fan braced classicals for about 10 years; according to one of the more outspoken London dealers they were 'OK, but nothing special'. It was a realistic assessment, but then again you could say the same of most of the high end stock found in the shops at the time. But then I went to a recital given by Craig Ogden, where he would be...
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Classical guitar luthier: Shaun Newman (UK)

Classical guitar luthier: Shaun Newman (UK)
I began making guitars around 20 years ago principally from books and with the help of an evening class in our local community college. The first three were played by a professional concert guitarist and led to my first commission. During my 20 years of instrument making I have constructed classical guitars (full sized concert as well as a number of shorter string length ‘salon’ guitars...
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