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Guitar and banjo museum

Monday 15 September 2003

As vintage instruments come into his workshop for repair, Frank Ford photographs them for his museum. He explains his mo­tiv­a­tions like this:

1840s Martin 'Parlor Guitar'

Every day at Gryphon, we are privileged to see and work on some of the worlds finest fretted instruments. I hope to take the opportunity to photograph and show you some of the things I find personally interesting. I’ll keep the de­scrip­tions to a min­imum and concentrate mostly on presenting some good photographs.

I don’t plan to spend a lot of time putting together a display of the world’s most expensive guitars, because that’s already been done to death in book after book. More, I’d rather show and discuss instruments that have a com­bin­a­tion of interesting features, design, history and materials. Among them there will be some valuable collectors items, no doubt.

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