I’m taking a break from touring and as a result spending a lot more time in the workshop doing guitar repairs and setups. I’ve also been visiting the wonderful Jon Shuker in Derbyshire regularly where I’ve been building my own guitar (under Jon’s tutelage). I can’t recommend Jon’s guitar building course enough, his work is sublime and the things I’ve learnt by just being in the same room as him are too many to mention. I can’t thank him enough.
As well as this I’ve had a few interesting projects come in (as well as many interesting guitars – see “The Workshop”) from Mogwai, The Twilight Sad and The Vaccines, so please keep checking back to see what’s brewing.