Talking Heads sang Electric Guitar
Come and look at my garage, look at my workbench and tools
My brother proudly shows me his work bench, chisel sets and other thoughtfully organised tools. He’s recently cleared a space in the garage so he can make things. He’s always liked making things. This hobby was temporarily interrupted by having a job selling electronic stuff in Asian countries to make big money. Now he’s changed jobs, downgraded his income in favour of having time to do stuff he loves. On a budget.
This is my first guitar, it’s English Oak, its not common to use Oak to make Guitars, it is a bit heavy
I’m now in full audience mode. Something my father and brother have taught me to do well. I’m mainly here to make appreciative noises and ask questions that help them tell their stories. I like the role, its fun to watch people talk about the things they love, dad and his Pylons, Bros and his making things.
This is the first Guitar he’s made from scratch. He looked less happy when he realised he wouldn’t be able to make a living by making guitars because it was so time consuming. I remember the first (Bass) guitar he renovated in his teens and sold for a profit over the purchase price and materials. Not profit on the labour.
His home has always been full of guitars he’s bought, renovated or upgraded. His garden shed is a production studio for local bands, often full of people playing his instruments.
for noise pollution…. …my Brother may get an ASBO….