||1989-||Luthier, Dunedin, New Zealand. Fine handmade guitars, mandolins, bouzoukis, citterns, mandocellos.
“I made my first guitar in 1989, at this date (March 2011) I’m working on my 150th instrument.
I was a ‘hobby’ builder and repairer until redundancy in 1998. Since then I’ve been full-time building and repairs.
I have a workshop (6m x 10m 2-bedroom kit-set type house) in Macandrew Bay on Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand.
All of my instruments are signed and dated on underside of soundboard. some have labels also.
More recently I’ve been marking the back’s centre strip with ‘SB’ #xxx month/year.