This section of the website is an ongoing work-in-progress. I hope to eventually have many of the instruments I've built represented here, in words and pictures, and will continue to add new instruments as they are born (and time allows).
Each instrument in the gallery is represented here by a small picture with links to a text page and a photo page.
The text page has a description of the instrument, a bit of history and any details I think might be interesting or important (the tuning of extra strings, for instance). There are a few small photos to add visual interest, but not so many as to make it load too slowly for those of us with pokey dial-up connections.
The photo page is just that: photos. There are no descriptions here; the idea is to have an uncluttered look at the instrument. Most photo pages have a half dozen or so pictures; a set that shows front, back and details. I've tried to size these so the download time is reasonable.
At the bottoms of each page there will be a link back here as well as links to the associated text or photo page, a page of construction information, the website homepage and other relevant places.
Most of the photographs in the gallery were taken by my dear friend and fine photographer, Alan Porter. Others, especially the shots documenting construction were taken by myself, friends or clients. Feel free to print yourself copies of pictures you like, for your own personal use and enjoyment. If you would like to use a photograph for some purpose other than personal, or would like photos for publication, please contact me.
Many thanks to all who have contributed to make this possible!