Leeds photo essay: The folk star in tune with magic of the guitar

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Peter Barton is a well known figure in the folk world.

Some of the UK’s most acclaimed folk stars have stepped through the doors of his store in Addingham, near Ilkley.

PIC: Bruce Rollinson

PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Over the last 25 years Peter Barton has built up a reputation for being a musical maestro when it comes to fretted instruments.

His small business has crafted and repaired guitars, ukuleles and mandolins for musicians all over the city.

Peter said: “I love making something that then goes on to be a musical instrument.

“However, the real joy of making and fixing guitars is seeing someone play it, either on stage or even as a hobby. I’ve always enjoyed playing the guitar but I also enjoyed making them, so combining the two is the perfect job for me.”

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