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Hello Peeps, 

The time has come for me to join the Guitar Making Revolution ?. I've been following Mark since I saw his documentary film by Gordon Doherty about four years ago. I've been dreaming of building my guitar for the past fourty years but never had the opportunity, the knowhow or the nerve to do it. Watching that documentary and seeing the emotion and dedication that Mark  puts into his passion for guitar making and teaching gave me the desire to try. Watching his recent YouTube Workshops during this Covid-19 lockdown has helped to reinforce that desire. Watch This Space. ??✌️?

🗝️ "Life's what you make it"🗝️


   
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Hi Russ

Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will appreciate how much knowledge can be gained from Mark and this forum.

There are some very talented people frequenting it.

Good luck on your journey through the "Dark Art" of guitar making ? 

Mike

Trying to make a living out of a hobby doesn't work 🙂


   
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Hi Russ

Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will appreciate how much knowledge can be gained from Mark and this forum.

There are some very talented people frequenting it.

Good luck on your journey through the "Dark Art" of guitar making ? 

Mike

Thanks for the welcome Mike. It feels exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. ? ? 

 

🗝️ "Life's what you make it"🗝️


   
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Hey Russ - happy to have you here! Let us know how we can help...

I would love to have a copy of that doc BTW...would be good to hunt it down...glad somebody saw it!

Measure twice, cut once...


   
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Hey Russ - happy to have you here! Let us know how we can help...

I would love to have a copy of that doc BTW...would be good to hunt it down...glad somebody saw it!

Hi Mark, Here is a link to your documentary. Hopefully it will work. I'm not very internet savvy. There is still a post on your Facebook site about it if you scroll back to December 2016. 

Cheers,

Russ ???

🗝️ "Life's what you make it"🗝️


   
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@russ

Amazing! Well you are obviously a bit more internet savvy than me as you found it on my own FB site? ? 

THANKS!!

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It's a pleasure Mark. I had to get my kids to show me how to attach it. I think you should attach a link to it on Workshop Wednesday. It will certainly inspire others. 

Cheers,

Russ.

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Hi Russ,
Have fun and make guitars. There’s nothing better!
Darren


   
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What a fantastic little documentary on your background and the history of Bailey Guitars. You must put a link to that on your website.

Darren


   
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Hi Russ,
Have fun and make guitars. There’s nothing better!
Darren

Thanks Darren,

Hopefully one day I'll be good enough to need the use your Bagpress.

Cheers,

Russ

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Hey Russ - happy to have you here! Let us know how we can help...

I would love to have a copy of that doc BTW...would be good to hunt it down...glad somebody saw it!

Hi Mark,

Sorry, I forgot to answer your question. You're already helping a great deal. I'm going to sign up to your online courses. I'm busy with work until Sept-Oct but will hopefully get to your workshop course when they're up and running again as well. I'll be in touch. 

Looking forward to Workshop Wednesday this afternoon. I'm on holiday this week and next so it will be the first time I can watch "Live". If I can figure out how to Live Chat I'll say hello. 

Cheers,

Russ

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Well Peeps the time has come for me to move on to the next stage of my guitar making revolution. After spending the last 3 months listening to all your advice on the forum and watching Mark on the Live Stream I've finally signed up for Premium Membership. I can watch you every day now Mark.........not meant to sound so creepy ? . Over the next few weeks or months I'm hoping to make the time to get started on making my first guitar ?. All advice welcome.

Cheers,

Russ ✌️???

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All advice welcome.

Just jump in!

Mark’s courses are really well structured and easy to follow.  And when you finish following them, you find - as if by magic - a finished guitar in your hands!

Then you start the next one.  And the next one.  And the ....

Enjoy!!!

Online guitar making courses – guitarmaking.co.uk


   
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Cheers tv. ✌️

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About time @Russ get in the game.

a Rabbit hole is waiting...

I have too many guitars...said no one in the world..ever!


   
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Oh and welcome on board...

I have too many guitars...said no one in the world..ever!


   
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I have too many guitars...said no one in the world..ever!


   
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I have too many guitars...said no one in the world..ever!


   
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@russ my first build is back to be set up and it still reminds me of following Mark’s tuition. It turned out great and I hope you have at least half the pleasure I had building mine as it was fantastic....

 

 

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Cheers Deej. ✌️??

🗝️ "Life's what you make it"🗝️


   
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