A good many years ago I owned an interesting guitar built by a guy called John Bailey, who made guitars for Ralph Mc Tell, Gordon Giltrap, Roy Harper, Robert Plant and other folkies and rockers on the London scene in the 60s. He also mader the first flat-back bazouki for John Pearse and a mandolin for Robin Williamson of the Incredible String Band.
John died in 2011, some years after he retired to Dartmouth, and I had a chance to converse with him a year or two before. Interest in his work seems now to be picking up. So I’ve done a set of webpages documenting this particular guitar’s 44 year career. You may find it interesting, perhaps, though it has zilch to do with science or faith! As Gordon Giltrap said recently, we’re only custodians of these instruments, and it’s out duty to endow them with some history. Next up, the alto sax my Dad bought in 1936 which I’m gigging with on Sunday!