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BLOG: THE MAKING of the HERO IN ME VIDEO CLIP

On the Easter long weekend, a team of 36 people came together for the making of my very first video clip for the title track from my band new album, Hero in Me.

What an experience!

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Photos: Hero in Me Album Launch

Photographer Andrew Ray shares his images of the Hero in Me Melbourne Album Launch.

15 March 2013 – The Thornbury Theatre

Dave Kleynjans (drums), David Rogers (bass)

 

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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, bindings
Queensland Maple: neck, head, bracing

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Day 7: Creating the soundboard bracing

Creating bracing for the soundboard:

Today was all about creating the bracing for the soundboard. This is a detailed process, and there’s a set formula/layout to follow. Altering this formula will have a profound effect on the distribution of the sound across the soundboard, thus altering the sound/tone. Read more

Day 4: Carving back bracing, kerfed lining, picking soundboard and cutting the neck.

Wow, got a lot done today. Piece by piece it’s coming together. Things I expected to be ages away are happening now. Think I’ll miss the process when it’s all done. But there’s still a way to go.

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Day 3: Carving Back Bracing

On arrival today I was to test if the glue had repaired the inch crack through my cutaway.
No.

Day 2: Creating Guitar Back, Bracing, and Hand-Bending the Cutaway

It’s now been three weeks since I last worked on the guitar, as I’ve been away on tour. And I can’t tell you how much I’ve been itching to get back into the workshop to continue. Read more

Day 1: The Making of Ann-Marie (Acoustic Guitar)

I stepped onto the beautiful historic grounds of Montsalvat and headed through peacocks and huge scary geese (it’s mating season) to the THOMAS LLOYD GUITAR WORKSHOP (www.thomaslloydguitars.com.au) to begin my 10 week acoustic guitar making course. Read more