Although he now has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s greatest archtop makers, Bill Comins was a newcomer to the scene when Scott Chinery asked him to contribute an instrument to The Blue Guitar Collection.

Bill Comins with The Chester Avenue

In this video Bill shares his memories of that time.

Bill’s reunion with the instrument he created for The Blue Guitar Collection was a little different to that of other luthiers, it involved some careful running repairs of The Chester Avenue and as such he had recently spent time with the guitar when we interviewed him. Here he talks about the repairs, rookie errors and refinements that are a part of that story.

We really enjoyed hearing Bill share these memories and we hope you will too.

Blue in Green

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