Are handmade guitars too expensive?

December 3, 2017

Firstly, I'm not saying that they ARE too expensive, I'm just playing devil's adjocate. This podcast is in response to a youtube clip that was uploaded a couple of weeks ago. Let me knopw what you think.

I'm sorry for the quality of the audio from the last couple of episodes, it's just been particularily difficult to fin d the time to do the podcasts and the last couple of interviews have fallen through due to scheduling. 

Food for thought.

Adam

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Episode 38 Don’t be Afraid to Sell Your Guitars

November 26, 2017

This episode is about selling your guitars. I have almost 20 years of retail sales experience and I thought I'd share my experiences in a couple of music stores on my last holiday. The stores I visited were awesome, the staff very friendly and my pockets were relatively full. However, I left Brizzy empty handed and a little frustrated. What I needed was a sales person to actively sell me the product I was pondering over. I realised later that had the sales person taken the lead and made some sugestions then I would have made some cool purchases. Again I really liked the stores and the staff and I WILL BE BACK! I hope this comes across in the podcast. Don't forget to leave a review or comments and..

Thanks for listening. 

Adam Harrison

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Episode 37 What’s Happening ?

November 7, 2017

A new name and a new picture. There will be more interviews and all the fun stuff plus more in the next couple of weeks. 

Regards

Adam Harrison

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Episode 36. 4 piezo Pickup test

October 15, 2017

Ok, things got a little crazy on this episode. A lot of people have asked me about the best place to put piezo pickups. I love to experiment so I learnt a lot on this episode about wiring up piezo pickups and I was even able to confirm what I enjoy about my choice of piezo placement. Hope you enjoy the episode and tell your friends.

Adam

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Episode 35 The Right Saw

October 10, 2017

Wow we are over 4000 plays!!! A huge thankyou to all of our listeners.

Don't forget to sign up for the Facebook group.

In this episode I discuss the different saws that I use in the shop. This episode has been inspired by a facebook message regardin the use of saws for fretting. These are my ideas and are not meant to cause offence to anyone who is doing things differently. They are just my experiences.

Hope you enjoy

Adam Harrison

 

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Episode 34 My Fave Influences

September 17, 2017

In this episode I talk about my favorite builders and companies. I try to give examples of what I like about their businesses and instruments. All of these builders and companies have developed over time due to hard work and determination. Hope you enjoy.

Thanks 

Adam Harrison

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Episode 33 Pat Procter Patron Content

September 10, 2017

Thanks for being a patron of the show. Enjoy this extra information about fretting from Pat Procter.

Adam Harrison

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Episode 33 Pat Procter

September 10, 2017

This week I chat with Pat Procter about his amazing parquetry CBGs. Big thanks to Pat for being patient with me as I was having some tech difficulties. He was very giving and a great example of a do-it-yourself builder who started with minimal skills and developed his art to the amazing level it is at now. 

After we finished the sign off we had a further discussion about a previous episode where I was talking about fretting issues. He was happy to share his ideas for the patron only content. You can sign up to support the show here through podbean and become a patron.

Thanks for listening

Adam Harrison

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Episode 32 Building Boo Boos

September 3, 2017

In this episode I am joined by regular contributor, Mark Wilmot from MRWS instrument supplies. We discuss new builds and problems that new and experienced builders can face when making frettless and fretted instruments. Hope you enjoy this week's episode and thank you for listening.

Adam Harrison

www.birdwoodGuitars.com

Mark Wilmot

www.mrwsinstruments.com

 

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Episode 31 File Those Frets!!!

August 26, 2017

Hi all and thanks for listening. This week's episode has been made because of the question I asked on the FB group. Fretting is a skill that I am constantly working on - constantly. I don't have the best tools but I have invested a small amount of money on a couple of tools that have worked wonders. I am not an expert by any means and I hope I don't come across as one on this podcast. The reason I made this podcast in the first place was to share what I know and my experiences. Recently I have seen a number of CBGs in stores around Sydney and although I really liked the style and vibe of them I was disapointed at the quality of the fretwork.

If we are selling our wares to a buying public we have to represent ourselves and the industry by producing a quality product that is comfortable and safe to play. Thoughts? :)

Best regards

Adam Harrison

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