19 Mar 2017

Instrument maker Alan Clayton

From Standing Room Only, 12:13 pm on 19 March 2017

It's a craft as old as music itself - making beautiful instruments. And in his shed in Wellington, instrument-maker and repairer Alan Clayton shapes and repairs custom-made wood instruments. He tells Lynn Freeman that, despite the invention of power tools, instrument-making really hasn't changed a lot over the centuries. Alan makes traditional stringed instruments - guitars, lutes, viols and right now he's working on what he believes is the first "violino" to be made in New Zealand.

To see Alan at work, click here