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Gordon with guitars

The Project


Welcome to the Secret Valentine project, a special collaboration between Cool Acoustics, renowned guitarist Gordon Giltrap, and master guitar makers Rob Armstrong and Alan Marshall. The project has resulted in a handful of stunning new polymer acoustic guitars handmade by Rob and Alan, along with a specially commissioned studio album recorded and promoted by Gordon. If there remain sceptics about the sound quality of Cool Acoustics polymer soundboards, we are confident that the outcomes of this project will dispel any lingering doubts.

Rob Armstrong has a long association with Cool Acoustics and an impressive client list including the late George Harrison, Bert Jansch and members of Fairport Convention and The Levellers. Alan Marshall heads Northworthy Guitars in Derbyshire, UK and is a 'new recruit' to Cool Acoustics. Gordon was won over by Cool Acoustics' work during his audition of an early prototype instrument back in 1999, and jumped at the chance to be involved in the Secret Valentine project.