Acoustic Guitar IO

13 EpisodesProduced by Acoustic Guitar IO

Scottish musician and guitar enthusiast Cams brings you interviews with acoustic guitar makers and players. Pull up a chair, make yourself comfy and let's talk guitars!

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Scales and Marketing

April 2nd, 2019


Today I'm comparing scale patterns from the CAGED system and from Bryan Sutton's School of Bluegrass Guitar.

The marketing section is based on what I …

Lesson Day and Marketing

March 23rd, 2019


In today's episode I'm getting ready for my lessons and talk about my Evernote set up and how I get ready. I'm also thinking about marketing and was lucky enough to grab an episode of This Week in Photo called Mind your …

Lesson Prep and CAGED on top 3 Strings

March 20th, 2019


I'm doing a bit of lesson prep here, talking about the apps that I use to keep notes and share content with pupils, then I look at some notation apps I'm trying and then some CAGED chords on the top 3 strings. 


March 18th, 2019


This is the introduction to my new podcast, Diary of a Guitar Teacher. I've been playing for 30 years, but teaching for only a few, and professionally for just a few weeks. This is a new video and audio podcast to share …

Andy Howell

November 29th, 2018


I've known Andy for years but it was the first time we met in person. It was lovely to get to talk to him and to hear him play.

Nick Harper

November 16th, 2018


Nick is one of my favourite artists of all time, so it was a real pleasure to have the opportunity not only to hear him play in the intimate setting of someone's living room in Glasgow, but also to have a chat with him …

Dave White, Luthier

October 31st, 2018


Dave White runs De Faoite Stringed Instruments where he builds guitars, ukuleles, bouzoukis and all manner of strings instruments. I caught up with …

Rodney Worley, Bluegrass Picker from Georgia USA

October 17th, 2018


Rodney Worley is the guitar player and tenor singer with the Tennessee bluegrass band Midnight Run. The band toured Scotland in October 2018 and came to visit us on Arran to play at Crofters' Music Bar in Brodick.

Martin Robertson of Acoustic Soundboard UK Forum

October 2nd, 2018


Martin is the founder of the Acoustic Soundboard UK guitar forum and the organiser of the annual UK gathering, now in its 9th year. We spoke about the history of the forum and the gathering and how it has grown over the …

Gordon Giltrap

September 19th, 2018


I sat down for a conversation with Gordon Giltrap in May 2018 during the 21st annual UK gathering of the RMMGA newsgroup, at which Gordon was the weekend guest.

Speaking to Gordon was a real treat for me as he was part …

Adrian Lucas of Lucas Guitars, UK

September 13th, 2018


Adrian builds acoustic nylon- and steel-string guitars and electric guitars out of his shop in Lincoln, England. His design has a very strong …

Malcolm Griffiths of Sheaf Guitars, UK

September 5th, 2018


Malcolm is a luthier based in Sheffield, UK. I sat down with him for half an hour at an annual gathering in May 2018 and had a nice chat about guitar …

Interview with Will McNicol

August 29th, 2018


I sat down with Will McNicol at the annual UK RMMGA gathering in May 2018 at the beautiful Springhill Manor in the Cotswolds.

We spoke about many …

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