After years of manufacturing with exotic hardwoods and becoming sensitive to
the dust they produce, a guitar maker from Newcastle upon Tyne was forced to
reconsider his working environment. We spoke to Nigel Forster, who started as a
luthier in 1988 and set up his own business in 2004, about working dust-free and
how innovative technologies have been instrumental in altering the way he works.
I have to use exotic woods, such as ebony, mahogany and rosewood, to make the guitars