A very splendid, sunny spring afternoon to you all. Just thought I would have a little catch up and tell of something which I’m frightfully about.
In January I played a show at one of my favourite and most-visited venues in Blighty, the Lass O’Gowrie in Manchester. ‘Twas there where I was approached by a young chap called Chris Small who explained that he was an admirer of my particular ouvre and was an instrument maker in his spare time. He then told me that he would like to make a ukulele for me. I was most touched and more than a little excited by the prospect.
I have always thought that a ukulele version of the old Eddie Cochrane/Brian Setzer Gretsch guitar would be rather lovely and enthusiastically told him this. He agreed it would be a splendid plan and has since then set about doing just that. He’s keeping me updated with photographs of the glorious machine’s progress and I cannot wait to get my grubby paws on it. Here are a couple of shots…
Chris is hoping to be able to make instruments full time. I for one think the may may well be a genius, so any ukers out there who fancy something unique, do get in touch!