Tomkins logo

Bob Howe

Bob Howe

Award-winning guitarist and singer Bob Howe has been part of the Country Music scene for more than 35 years. Musical Director for many International stars, TV shows and recording projects, Bob is also an artist in his own right. As a session musician his credits include playing guitar, harmonica and mandolin on several Golden Guitar winning tracks. Bob also writes the popular Internet column 'Cowboys In Cyberspace' for Capital News and provides a Web design service for artists and companies. Performer, writer, producer, compere, Webmaster...take your pick! Bob Howe's guitar

Bob's first Tomkins 'Diamondtina II' model has a Hoop Pine body (which has hollow tonal cavities) and a Stringy Bark top. The pickguard is hand-carved leather with a touch of Showbiz - inlaid edging of diamante!

Watch Bob playing Diamondtina Yodel to open the 2005 Tomkins Guitar Showcase in Tamworth, with Warren Nielsen (pedal steel guitar), Allan Tomkins (bass) and Terry Phillpot (drums). Windows Media™ BROADBAND 150k

Bob also plays guitar with HILLBILLY HEAVEN and a Tomkins bass with the award-winning band THE TROJANS!

In 2009, Bob commissioned Allan to make a new Tomkins 'Diamondtina II' model guitar for him. Pictured right, Allan puts the finishing touches to Bob's guitar in time for the Tamworth Festival.

A body of Australian Red Cedar with stripped binding and Sparkle Purple gloss nitrocellulose laquer. A Wilkinson Tilt Bridge, Tomkins Custom Pickups by Nordstrand and a hard rock maple neck with Sperzel Tuners.


Pictured below, later that year, Australian-music legend Lucky Starr onstage with Bob at the Canterbury Country 9th Birthday show in Sydney.
(Photo by Terry Phillpot - Eyegraphics)

Check our LINKS page for more on Bob Howe,
or go back to the PICKERS page to see who else plays a Tomkins.

For more details on Tomkins Custom Guitars and Basses . . .

Mobile: 0419 602 333
International Phone +61 419 602 333

E-mail: Tomkins Guitars

© 1997-2001 Tomkins Custom Guitars and Basses

Webmaster = ShowNet