2016 marked our tenth year in business and in those last 10 years we have seen a lot of action. I have no idea how many people play Gaskell guitars and basses and I am not a Social Media person. If people are talking about or have been talking about Gaskell guitars in forums and all of that, I have no idea. I just make great guitars.
I do know that every guitar we ever made was made with the dedication and attention to detail not offered by any other guitar manufacturer in the world. Gaskell guitars are and always were excellent and unique instruments. There are Gaskell players in nearly every country in the world. I know we have players from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, England, France, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Guam, Hong Kong, Mexico, Brazil, and even Reunion Island. That’s just off the top of my head.
As all good things must come to end, I am announcing herewith that from July 2017 I will no longer be taking orders for custom left handed guitars. It would be correct to say that I am retiring from the industry. I have reached an age when I am no longer a “young man” and with age comes a natural reassessment of one’s priorities and activities in life.
Australia’s left wing politics have continually made it hard for Australians to survive and enjoy the benefits of their hard work (exactly the agenda of the Left Wing.) Anybody with a business in this country knows what it’s like to be screwed. Australian lifestyle and culture has been destroyed by left wing politics. But at the end of the day, we all have to try to survive and not drown in this disastrous mess. They’ve welcomed our enemies in to our country just because they flashed a lot of cash at the door. They’ve destroyed our ecocomy by outsourcing everything to the two-faced Chinese. And they have destroyed Free Speech in the name of “political correctness.” Australia started off as a Penal Colony and 200 years later, yeah, well… it really isn’t that much different. I know other countries are experiencing these sort of things too. Look at Germany and UK. You let your Left Wing governments invite your enemies in in droves and look what is happening in your countries now. And what’s up with the French? They voted in a fully left wing government this year. Kiss your freedom goodbye, people. WTF???
Getting back to guitars: I am wrapping up the last of the current builds and aim to have them all finished by the end of the Australian Financial Year which for us is June 30. On July 1, 2017 the lights will go out for the last time.
I am always contactable by email: firstname.lastname@example.org and if you really want to have a guitar made, we can probably arrange something direct with Charles, my builder for the last 10 years, and of course the very same Charles of Cilia Custom Guitars.
It’s been a great 10 years. An awesome time. Not many people can say that they have spent a good chunk of their life doing exactly what they love to do! I can. So long!