Eddie’s passion for playing the mandolin and carpentry naturally led him into building instruments. Starting out by researching the subject and building from home, he then went on to study under accomplished luthiers such as David Anthony Reid and Mike Hobbs. Now in his eighth year he spends many hours each week building from his workshop in Surrey.
Eddie’s focus is steel string guitars and instruments from the extensive mandolin family including the mandola, octave mandola, bouzouki and Irish cittern.
Each instrument is meticulously crafted one at a time using mostly hand tools. This allows him to keep both the quality and detail to an exceptionally high standard.
Ultimate tone and playability is paramount, material selection an imperative starting point. A vast amount of time is given to ‘voicing’ each soundboard to suit the instruments he builds. This makes the differences between an average sounding instrument and one that can really sing and resonate to its full potential. He works closely with customers to ensure the instrument is perfectly suited to the player.