Visit by Martin Simpson
Martin playing my latest Steinbeck model, Ben looking unimpressed
Martin Simpson came to stay this week. He and I went on a walk alongside Devilswater, not far from my workshop. We admired the wobbly stone gateposts below Embley, and I took him to my favourite place in the world, a stretch of Devilswater further upstream. The weather, which looked grey and drab from indoors, was magical outside.
Martin loves birds, animals and plants. He pointed out many items of interest I never usually notice on my walks.
Stone gate posts
In the evening Martin played four recent guitars, and we picked one, the Steinbeck, to develop a combined Macyntire Feather / Highlander pickup system.
Steinbeck S (Slimline) guitar
German spruce New World guitar
Bearclaw Sitka New World guitar