Fylde Alexander Guitar

Posted on August 18, 2009, under general, music.

Almost 6 months ago now, after a lot of trialling, some borrowing, and a serious think I order a new guitar. This time, it’s a Fylde Alexander guitar. It’s hand made, and now that it’s arrived – absolutely gorgeous and a joy to play.

Fylde Alexander Guitar

First things first though, I’ve managed to figure out how to work the H2 recorder to get decent sound … have a listen, these two tunes are a slow waltz-like “Heritage Close” and a hornpipe I can never remember the name of;


Direct MP3 link.

The tuning is DADGAD, played low to get a feel for the bass. As an experiment, I’ve made a video .. the sound quality isn’t as good, but you can get an idea of the kind of pull-offs and ornamentation the guitar enables, maybe this will get across just how much easier it is to play.

I also have one other recording – done through the pickup, of a jig in E-minor that I also can’t remember the name of – it gives a good sense of how great the pickup sounds.


Direct MP3 link.

I ordered the guitar through Monastery Music. If you’re ever thinking about getting a hand-made folk instrument, I’d give Fylde a serious look. Very very happy with it so far.

4 Replies to "Fylde Alexander Guitar"

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Shane Duffy  on August 19, 2009

That is a great skill you have with the guitar. Reminds me I must get back to learning how to play.

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rbowen  on August 19, 2009

Absolutely beautiful, Colm. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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cplduf  on September 11, 2009

fyi, the http://www.monasterymusic.ie doesn’t work, at least if approached from the US (tried a UK proxy as well…do you have an Irish proxy you can throw my way?)

This seems to work: http://www.monasterymusic.net/

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colmmacc  on September 11, 2009

Thanks for the correction, you’re right of course, bad me.

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