David Patterson finishes his acoustic guitar made on our Build your own course here in the Bailey workshop.

David was one of our first customers after we moved to our new workshop in the glorious countryside of South Ayrshire, he commissioned two guitars from me. He had a piece of wood under his bed which he had kept as he had always wanted to make a guitar (or two) but at the time he was too busy so I built them for him. Lately he has retired so found the time to finally achieve this. Nice job Dave.

Dave’s guitar was based on the Bailey Moonshiner but he chose all the wood and hardware himself so it is entirely his own spec.

He chose Rosewood for the back and sides paired with a Sitka Spruce soundboard. It has an abalone rosette and the body was bound with Flamed sycamore.

The neck was laminated – 2 pieces of mahogany around a core of flamed sycamore with black pinstripes. The fretboard and bridge is ebony – Dave designed his own shape for the bridge – he even put an abalone dot on each end.

For tuners he chose Gotoh 510 gold tuners and the pickup is the new Fishman Ellipse with onboard Aura.

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