I had a request to build a guitar for gigging that wouldn’t be as maintenance-free as possible. While guitars are reliable instruments, they do need a certain amount of upkeep and this is especially so on the road.
A simple preamplifier for turntables equipped with moving magnet or high-output moving coil cartridges that you can build yourself using low-cost off-the-shelf components. Includes PCB files and a full parts list.
A classic turntable gets a new plinth and some TLC
Converts text to spoken audio and saves the output as one or more .AIFF files.
A tenor Ukulele with Olive wood top veneer.
A ukulele to raise money for the #SaveOurVenues campaign.
A budget-friendly Strat build with a solid African Ayous body and Eco Rosewood fretboard.
An Ash body strat with quilted maple veneer.
An Ash body Telecaster with Zebrawood veneer.
A fundraising project to support the #SaveOurVenues campaign.
An Ash body Telecaster with oak bur veneer, string-through bridge and ’60s replica pickups.
a high end turntable featuring some noteworthy and unique materials, intended to push the boundaries of what I am able to engineer with the tools and the means I have at my disposal.
Two talking spirit levels using the Arduino, MPU6050 and the Talkie speech library.
A Strat replica with arrowhead headstock design and black colour scheme.
My first Ukulele.
A classic Tele shape in a classic Candy Apple colour.
A pair of active plinths for the CHN-50 speakers with inbuilt amplification and streaming
A Gibson SG replica with flamed maple veneer and black and blue stain.
A pair of bookshelf speakers using the MarkAudio CHN-50 full-range driver.
Classic Les Paul body style and semi-hollow sound.
A mostly stock Thorens TD-150 transplanted into a beautiful Maple plinth. Later upgrades also detailed.
A turntable based on parts from a Thorens TD-150 with classic styling and a beautiful Cherry plinth.A custom turntable based on the design of the Linn LP12 / Thorens TD-150, in a cherry wood plinth.
A talking scale based on the Arduino Nano and HX711.
A guitar inspired by the music of Jim Steinman and the ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ musical.
A cherry red bass modelled on a classic Fender.
A hi-fi component rack constructed from Ikea Lack coffee tables.
A moving magnet turntable preamplifier with USB output.
A direct drive turntable with a touch of retro charm.