12 String with bird inlay

Specially made for Toby Hay, who was recommended to me by Nick Jonah Davis. Toby was one of a number of artists who I put forward to State 51 records when they asked if I knew any worthwhile “new talent”. The final choice was not easy for them, I didn’t take part in that.

Part of the record deal was a new guitar - and here is the one we have made for Toby!

Twelve string, Magician size, Macassar Ebony and Engelmann Spruce, and a REALLY weird tuning, with some of the pairs in “thirds”, something that Gordon Giltrap introduced me to many years ago.