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PAUL BALMER

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My 'GuitarStory' started aged nine with my first hearing of Jerry Lordan's 'Apache'. I'm still learning and play in many different styles on many different and appropriate guitars from Strats to Vihuelas, resonators to archtops.

I soon realised that any guitar is only as good as its 'setup' This led to my 10 Guitar Manuals now available as downloads from this site.

 

I am also the director of 2 multi award winning film biographies – ‘Julian Bream – My Life in Music’ and ‘Stephane Grappelli – A life in the Jazz Century’. The later featuring all known film performances by Django Reinhardt along with contributions from Martin Taylor, Diz Disley, John Etheridge Yehudi Menuhin, and Nigel Kennedy. 

Paul playing a Hank Marvin signed stratocaster

Paul playing a 'Hank Marvin signature' Strat.

 

This guitar was signed by Hank and auctioned for our local hospice.

Paul directing Julian Bream

Paul Directing Julian Bream for 'My Life In Music ' 

 

- ''Julian viewed my Stephane Grappelli film at BAFTA and asked if I could direct his life story. It became GRAMOPHONE DVD of the year.''

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