I have been a passionately bad guitarist for 45 years, but have become a really good and passionate luthier. It all stems from a love of working with wood and also a passion for guitars, particularly electrics, their majesty, power, sensitivity and grace, I work on every guitar until it is as resonant and toneful as it can be.
They must deliver inspiration and joy.
Every guitar I design and build is a one off, utterly unique instrument, each the only one in the world.
Designing and crafting guitars is a labour of love, and while my own designs have clear echoes of others, each one is effectively a custom made instrument, Getting the most from the core woods, I also use a wide range of different ingredients, copper, engraving, metal foils, inlays, wood dyes and my own varnishes for French polishing.
Come and visit the Bear Cave in Milton Abbas for coffee and endless conversations about all things guitars - find me at firstname.lastname@example.org - 01258 881684
4 new Bear Mojo guitars well underway, with their scratchplate designs shown. These can be personalised to your taste if any appeal, pickups, neck, scratchplate woods and finishes and control layouts, so if you want to take one and really make it yours, it can become your own unique instrument, drop me an email to talk more if you’re interested, likely to cost between £600 and £700 depending on your preferences
The Great James Frankland ( @jamesfranklandguitar ) has been producing a series of videos showing the sonic range, and capabilities of Bear Mojo guitars, classic timeless looks, simple lines and configurations. A familiar old friend, gently carved and hand French polished to be lived in, lightweight, tremendous sounds from carefully chosen pickups, many vintage themselves. I want these guitars to feel like coming home, inspiring and comfortable in equal measure, old songs tumble from the pickups, and new ones appear round the corner.