Entries by jen

Testimonials

“Songsmith, Jenny Biddle leads with her heart, braves the hard topics, lightens dark corners with her delightful humour, endears her audience and leads them on an engaging journey through the broad canvas of her music. She is at home on all sorts of stages and deserves a place alongside Australia’s cream of songwriters. Above all, […]

Video: Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)

Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) Jenny Biddle performs her award-winning rootsy version of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean at The Manly Fig (Sydney) July 2012. Video by Robbie Elliot (The Manly Fig) Jenny’s version of this song is available on her Little Treasures album.

The Making of Ann-Marie Acoustic Guitar Complete

Wow, I’ve finished making Ann-Marie, my first acoustic guitar. I made this guitar over a period of 30 days (2011-2012) at Thomas Lloyd Guitars in Montsalvat (Eltham – VIC) under the guidance and instruction of wonderful luthier Chris Wynne. WOODS: Bunya Pine: soundboard Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras: back, sides, head plate, rosette Gidgee: fretboard, pinless bridge, […]

Testimonial

“We have loved and followed Jenny Biddle’s music for some time, so choosing her to be part of our wedding celebrations did not take a lot of thought. Jenny has an individual and distinctive sound that we adore, and clearly all ages enjoy as our guests are still raving about her long after the event. […]

Day 25: Sanding, Ironing, Sanding

The other kids in class warned me about the “all day sanding” day. Today was that day. My guitar is a point now, where I need to sand out all the markings, blemishes, lumps and bumps, and prepare the guitar to be oiled. So I spent most of the day sanding. Sanding and sanding. Much […]

Day 24: Bridge Engineering

Bridge engineering: I brought my Takamine guitar along today to attempt to create a similar bridge design. My purpose to have a bridge like the Takamine, rather than the standard Maton style bridge that holds the strings in with removable pins, is because I don’t want to fiddle around with pins while changing strings at […]

Day 23: Designing the bridge

It was hard to feel like I got much done today, as the changes are quite minimal in the photographs, but it’s all part of it. Designing a bridge: You may have seen previous photos where I’ve had a bridge positioned on my guitar, but I haven’t actually created the bridge yet. In those photos, […]

Day 22: Fretting!

Frettin’ the fretboard today. Don’t rush, don’t fret! Today’s all about patience, getting it right. The more accurate at this point, the easier the set up will be when it comes time to string the guitar.