'When I first heard that Peter Price was setting up a Web site I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to set the record straight and thank him for all of his help over the past 14 years.
When I first started making guitars I needed someone to try them out, there were not many musicians playing resonated guitars at this time, at least not locally. It became apparent that a different technique was required for these instruments. After making enquiries Peter Prices name was mention so I decided to knock on his door one night. Without any hesitation he agreed to help and was soon exposing shortcomings of the first prototypes. We worked closely together trying to produce an authentic resonator sound. Peter described what was needed and I tried to make the to make the necessary changes to the instruments. things did not always go well at first but Peter encouraged me to persevere even when I felt like throwing in the towel and eventually progress was made. About two years later on a chance meeting with Steve Evans, Beltona was formed and I have spent the last twelve years involved in making instruments. I believe none of this would have happened without Petes encouragement for which I will be grateful.
We continue to work together to this day - who knows where this will lead to next?'
A Modal- EADEAE- Davey Graham shown Peter this one;great for playing pipe tunes!
ALL OF THE ABOVE SIX TUNINGS CAN BE USED TO PLAY BOTH CONVENTIONAL PICKING AND SLIDE/BOTTLENECK TUNES.HOWEVER,THE FIRST TWO,DGDGBD AND DADF#AD,WERE THE TUNINGS MOSTLY USED AMONGST THE EARLY BLUES/SLIDE PLAYERS,AND THEY THEY REMAIN POPULAR
G - DGDGBD
G Minor - DGDGBbD