Finished portrait

A portrait just finished of Tom, an Ayrshire luthier. This was an unusual commission in that we made a trade of our respective crafts. In exchange for the portrait, Tom gave me the first guitar that he made. The guitar is modelled on an 1829 Lacote, a thing of beauty. A petite body with a nineteenth century kind of singing tone as you play it. I wish I could play better but practise wont seem so hard on this wee instrument. The inlay work on it is amazing. I’ll post some photos of it soon. That is the very guitar by Tom’s left knee.

~ by David Reid on October 4, 2010.

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