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Luthier Chris Eccleshall Death – Dead | Passed Away – Obituary

Chris Eccleshall Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Chris Eccleshall.

It is with some sadness that Mansons has to report the death of Chris Eccleshall, a British guitar maker and contemporary of Hugh and Andy.
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Trained as a violin maker, Chris made guitars for Pete Townshend, David Bowie, New Order, Paul Weller and Rory Gallagher to name a few. He worked on Clapton’s Blackie, and developed the first sideless bridge for the Telecaster, a design still in wide use today.
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Chris advised other builders like George Lowden, and was a significant part of the guitar building community worldwide, particularly in Britain. He built guitars for a living, and played them for fun – he will be sorely missed.

#inmemoriam #chriseccleshall #guitarmakers #madeinbritain #guitars #history.

 

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It is with some sadness that Mansons has to report the death of Chris Eccleshall, a British guitar maker and contemporary of Hugh and Andy. . Trained as a violin maker, Chris made guitars for Pete Townshend, David Bowie, New Order, Paul Weller and Rory Gallagher to name a few. He worked on Clapton’s Blackie, and developed the first sideless bridge for the Telecaster, a design still in wide use today. . Chris advised other builders like George Lowden, and was a significant part of the guitar building community worldwide, particularly in Britain. He built guitars for a living, and played them for fun – he will be sorely missed. #inmemoriam #chriseccleshall #guitarmakers #madeinbritain #guitars #history.

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One of the finest luthiers and nicest of guys, Chris Eccleshall has passed away. In the 70s he was my “go-to” guitar man. At his very busy shed all modifications and repairs were brushed aside with a cup of tea and a smile. After all he had been dealing with the jigsaw puzzle of Pete Townsend’s guitars for a while, putting broken bits back together as if nothing had happened. So he knew what to do when I brought him some destruction of my own! He made a few guitars for me including a wild sitar beast, my touring double necker (pic on stage in Tokyo) and an acoustic guitar that I sadly danced on at the Rainbow in London after experiencing some uncontrollable feedback, much to my chagrin. I do wish I still had that instrument.

So another talent gone but definitely not forgotten. If there is an afterlife then there are plenty of guitarists up/down there who will be in need of your magic touch.

RIP Chris

Very sad news…master guitar-builder Chris Eccleshall has passed away. Chris and I were friends for 45 years — he looked after my guitars when he lived in West London.
Other instruments he nourished, were Rory Gallagher’s Fender Stratocaster and some of Pete Townshend’s shattered Gibsons.
I wrote an article on Eccleshall acoustic guitars, for “Musicians Only”, an offshoot of “Melody Maker”, in 1980.
His attention to detail was legendary, as was his harsh criticism of established, mass-produced guitars!
Chris moved to Devon in the mid-80s, teaching at Dartington College, while still building commissioned instruments.
R.I.P. a good pal and a talented luthier.

I am very sorry to say that Dad, Chris Eccleshall, died peacefully yesterday evening. Not of anything in particular, it was just his time.
He was an extraordinary man, a wonderful musician, and one of the most highly skilled luthiers this country has ever produced.
His legacy will survive for many generations through the beautiful instruments he crafted over more than 50 years.

It is with great sadness we have to announce the death today of one of our much loved and valued members, Chris Eccleshall. Chris was known throughout the music business as the builder of many highly regarded guitars, mandolins and other stringed instruments used by many famous names in the music industry. Less well known, perhaps, was his love of the Morris and his support of Dartington Morris for many years. His apres Morris songs in the pubs we danced at will be much remembered and much missed as will his sense of fun and fellowship. Chris, may the music take you where it will

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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