Solace instruments started with two interests 'colliding', music and wood. I've always played and this interest lead me to building several bass guitars over time, first while I was in 5th Form at school, the second a good 15 years later. Stomp boxes followed, then guitars, basses and a couple of hand-made amps.
The inspiration for building a guitar came via a love for music & a Stew Mac catalogue that was in a pile of guitar mags a friend gave me. This was in 2009 & I have not looked back. I enjoy the process & the 'processing' it allows.
Most of the wood I use is NZ recycled native timber such as Rimu, Matai and Rewarewa. Most of it comes from Marlborough and is a fitting end to a house, bach or carport that once held a roof over our heads.
Read more about the timber I use HERE
Many fine Marlborough folk help along the way, such as: