Les BackshallLes began making guitars after taking early retirement in 2008. His website promotes his work as a luthier, building in the traditional Spanish styleRecently, Les aquired the complete stock of a retiring luthier, and now has a large quantity of top grade aged timber to work with. However, mindful of the over-exploitation and virtual extinction of some traditional guitar making woods, he is mostly making instruments with more locally sourced materials such as - Walnut, Yew, Plane, and Maple.
Eric HillFollowing a successful career as a concert guitarist in the 1980s, Eric Hill now teaches guitar at Bedford School. Eric's current main playing interest is jazz standards on the classical guitar. As well as a jazz CD and a number of videos, Eric is offering his complete recording catalogue for you to download free from his website.There is some stunning playing and musicianship here, which is not to be missed
David MerrinMaster craftsman David Merrin is a highly regarded guitar maker and restorer. In 2008 he was featured by Jose and Liam Romanillos as their selected 'Luthier of the Year'.As well as producing his own fine guitars, David is also responsible for the care and restoration of the instruments at 'Granary Guitars'. This prestigous collection contains many historic instruments including those by Torres, Hauser, Hernandez-Aguado, Bouchet, Ramirez, Fleta and many others.
'Guitar Loot'(ancient manuscripts plundered)Eric's website contains arrangements for Classical Guitar of Renaissance and Baroque lute music, with notes about the music and its sources. The music files are in PDF and/or Scorch format.Eric's purpose in creating this site is to make available music that he has not found published elsewhere, or where existing arrangements are unsatisfactory. This is a growing collection, as Eric continues his researches and arranges more pieces.
Conway MooreBased in Milton Keynes, Conway is a guitarist and teacher specialising in classical, Spanish and jazz styles. He works mostly as a solo performer at private or business events, or indeed any occasion requiring the special atmosphere that only the guitar can createWith over twenty years’ performance experience Conway is accustomed to most settings, from local festival stages to private parties, wine bars and even boardrooms.Conway also performs as one half of a jazz duo, which variously combines guitars, keyboards, percussion and vocals.