The Lindisfarne Guitar

This is the latest of my large scale spec projects. Finished in 2009, it took two and a half years. The imagery is all from the Lindisfarne Gospels, an illuminated manuscript dating from the early 8th century. Kevin Ryan built the guitar using holly for the back and sides, to give it the look of the vellum that the original manuscript was painted on. This was the most intense work I have ever taken on, and possibly ever will. A more complete accounting can be found on my website.

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