img-1

Johnny Walker Launch

On the 1st of November, Johnnie Walker launched the iconic new bottle design for Johnnie Walker Blue Label, a whisky that is widely considered the modern day standard for maturity, smoothness and balance.

As a blend of the world’s rarest single malt whiskies, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, is an epic achievement in the age-old craft of whisky blending. It was thus fitting that this prestigious whisky, known the word over, chose to style the launch event around an exhibition of exceptionally rare objects, each one of which was a perfect example of fine craftsmanship and epic achievement, at Le Chatelat in Sandhurst.

Among these rare items were a 105 year-old bonsai tree, a Mont Blanc pen that is the first of only 100 of its kind, a Breitling Transocean Chronograph 18-Carat Red Gold on brown crocodile skin watch and, the only locally manufactured piece to feature in the exhibition, a hand-crafted guitar by Marc Maingard which took over 200 hours to make

img-2

Hand Made Hand Played – The Art & Craft of Contemporary Guitars – By Robert Shaw

 

img-9

Consider This – By Lynne Gidish 2013

img-12

Global Lutherie – By Teja Gerken 2003 Dream Guitars

img-18

Guitar Magazine – 2003

img-23

Acoustic Guitar Book

img-30

Making Trees Sing Again – By Dawne Haddad – Good Taste 2003

img-37

Sunday Times 1996

img-39

Classical Guitar Magazine – By Macer Hall 2005

img-44

Guitar Tutor

img-47

Virtuoso Performers – By Anthony Doman Popular Mechanics 2004

img-51

Acoustic Guitar 1998

img-54

Guitar Club

img-58

Guitar Maker 1993

img-62

Luthiers Mercantile International Catalog

img-64

Crafting Guitars for the Greats – By Impti Du Toit Weekend Argus

img-66

Cape’s ‘only’ guitar maker hits high note Sunday Argus 1995

img-68

The fine art of guitar making

img-70