[photo ©Geoff Hollings]
  • Noyce N1 Rosewood

The late, great Louis McManus with Pete Howell on Bass and Geoff Hollings on second guitar performing Ragtime Annie/Drowsy Maggie at the 1978 Geelong Folk Festival. It is sourced from the compilation album "With a Heart and a Hand" released after his sad demise in 2004.

Louis was my first commission as a guitar maker.
The guitar is a small bodied, tight and bright guitar - ideal for that fast picking, melodic stuff typical of Irish jigs and reels.

More information about Louis' life can be found at:


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