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JUNE

Fri 11: Faye Aspinall @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Solo, ‘postmodern jazz singer’.

Sat 12: Tribute to Gerry Hughes (Tees Hot Club) @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 12 noon (jazz 2:00-3:30pm). £5.00. Outdoor event. Details from 01642 823813.

Sun 13: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 13: Sunday Jazz @ The Radio Rooms, Berwick (2:00pm).

Sun 13: Charlotte Keeffe Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. (8:00pm). £10:00. Advance booking essential at: www.jazz.coop.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Help wanted.

Can anyone advise one of our readers about master luthier Ken Walton? He lived in Spennymoor at one time and is renowned for the Waltone range of guitars - is he still active?
Lance.

1 comment :

benno said...

Mr Ken Walton has sadly ceased production of fine guitars. I purchased a "Gary Potter Special" in blue, from him but for some reason never played it. I tried a couple of his instruments when he first became known on the circuit and always wanted to buy one but never had the opportunity until I heard about the GPS blue guitar.
Recently I purchased a natural blonde acoustic model and it is , without any shadow of doubt, the best, most responsive acoustic archtop I have ever played. It is very undecorated,but that may have helped its voice.
When I spoke to KW he was still in Spennymoor but I do not know his address. He was planning to sell off all his tone woods which he collected over the years.

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