This page contains all kinds of fly-on-the-wall pictures taken during the two week photo-shoot in November 2000.
Michael Messer standing on the left & Colin McCubbin seated at the PC (The chart above the monitor is a list of all items to be photographed)
A bunch of Silver Nationals waiting to be polished & set-up for photographs.
Michael Messer - like a kid in a candy store!
Alan Messer - our very patient photographer examines a Triolian. At the start of the two weeks Alan had way more hair, but trying to eliminate glare and reflections from newly polished Nationals took it's toll!
"I say, I do believe it's a National"
Colin & Alan
Colin & Michael setting up a group shot of amps & lap steels.
A flock of mandolins waiting to be fed!
All lined up for a photograph!
Cases & amps in the Ford.
Cases, cases and more cases!
Each instrument was brought to the surgery where all necessary repairs, set-ups, clean-ups etc.... were carried out. During this two week photo shoot the complete collection was serviced.
Colin tunes a Style O in front of a line-up of Notecannons
Michael Messer & Colin McCubbin.
Colin, Michael & the ResoGlas family.
More ResoGlas family snapshots.
Michael & the 12 string Havana.
The photo-shoot for Michael's King Guitar CD was done at Notecannons HQ - Nov'2000 Catfish Records KATCD183FP ( from all good CD stores)
This is a beautifully hand-painted & restored National Triolian uke When Colin found it had been stripped of it's paint and then chrome(!) plated very badly. The chrome was lifting off and could literally be picked off with a fingernail! So rather than try and reproduce the origional paintwork, Steve Evans of Beltona took it apart and had the chrome stripped using reverse-electroplating.
Ali Allen, a set painter and designer in Leeds, UK (who designed the Beltona logo) then hand painted it, and Steve Evans then rebuilt it. Thanks Steve and Ali!!
I didn't know where to put this - so why not on this page? ;-)
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