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£1,950raised of £5,855 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,950 to help fund my education and dream to become a professional guitar maker with a vision to teach young people this traditional craft...

    Holme Valley, Holmfirth, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 12th February 2017

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    Dear friends,

    I have spent the last year saving hard for a transformational trip at a health retreat in Ecuador and it has given me all the belief, strength and confidence that I can make my dreams happen. I have played guitar all of my life and in the last ten years I have had a vision to acquire the skills necessary to build guitars myself and one day to pass these skills on to others. This is my passion and I dedicate all of my spare time to researching guitar building and six years ago did some work experience at the Warwick Bass manufacturing facility in Germany, which fueled my passion further.

    With all of this drive I only lack the physical practicality of the course fee and accommodation costs for the three month duration and when somebody recently suggested 'why not use a crowdfunding platform?' I thought 'what have I got to lose?!'

    I don't expect this money for nothing as I appreciate these are difficult times for everyone, which is why I have created a list of services I would like to give you in exchange for your kindness and support:

    £1000 - Custom-made, hand crafted one-of-a-kind guitar!
    £100 - 6 x 30 minute guitar lessons on Skype (gift vouchers available)
    £75 - 4 x 30 minute guitar lessons on Skype (gift vouchers available)
    £40 - 2 x 30 minute guitar lessons on Skype (gift vouchers available)
    £25 - Birthday Gift - a unique musical telephone call to your loved one!
    £20 - 1 x 30 minute guitar lessons on Skype (gift vouchers available)
    £10 - A posted copy of my duo's EP on CD 'Something's Got to Give'.
    £5 - A Youtube Link to a special performance on the first guitar I build!
    £££ - other suggestions welcome :)


    £4750 - Tuition Fee for Totnes School of Guitar Making
    £395 - Course Materials
    £1560 - Accommodation fees for three month stay
    (minus - £850 Deposit which I will fund myself)
    Total = £5855

    Thank you so much for your support in advance, sending you much love & appreciation...Clayton x



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      • Christine Midgley McHale

        Christine Midgley McHale

        Feb 6, 2017

        Good luck with your venture clayton from Clarky x


      • Nicole Hogg

        Nicole Hogg

        Feb 5, 2017

        I'm sure your guitar making will be just as good as your guitar playing!! You've got this 😎


      • Colin Bowkett

        Colin Bowkett

        Feb 5, 2017

        Hope it all works out for you


      • Craig Darbyshire

        Craig Darbyshire

        Feb 5, 2017

        Good luck Clayton all the best mate


      • Christine Midgley McHale

        Christine Midgley McHale

        Feb 5, 2017

        A small contribution to thank you for the magic you have shared with me over the years x You have made my life so much richer not just through your music but through your beautiful soul. Thank you


      • Mick Midgley

        Mick Midgley

        Jan 19, 2017

        Follow the dreams ☺


      • Judi Alston

        Judi Alston

        Jan 16, 2017

        Great idea Clayton, you'll be brill at this. Good luck with the campaign x


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      Clayton Devanny

      Clayton Devanny

      Holme Valley, Holmfirth, United Kingdom

      Over 20 years experience as lead guitarist in professional bands. Over ten years guitar teaching experience. Work experience at Warwick Bass Manufacturing facility in Germany. A commitment to building environmentally friendly guitars using sustainable materials and methods.

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