Purple Music (Suffolk) LLP

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Our associate and good friend Jerry Crosson of The Fret Workshop in Felixstowe has spent hundreds of hours perfecting two amazing new instruments. The projects form part of an ongoing mission, alongside composer Stuart Stevens, to introduce people to the wonderful soundworld of 31pitches in each octave.

 The guitars will feature in Stevens' upcoming oratorio "All About And To A Female Artist and will be played by Tom Martin and Sebastiano Dessaney of contemporary ensemble Thumb. Tom was the first to master the original Stevens/Crosson microtonal guitar, proving its playability in Stevens' "The Tempest". Jerry has perfected the techniques required to transform an ordinary guitar neck into this unique layout, and all praise to him for his patience!