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New arrivals
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Two new Spruce guitars arrived this week. The first one from Jesse Moore who has been working with Simon Marty. This guitar is a real cannon and features Simon's carbon fiber Radial braced design with arched south American rosewood back and sides. Jesse Moore link.The other guitar is a new Spruce Th ...
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Melbourne guitar makers festival
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Melbourne guitar makers festival

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I'm heading to Melbourne this week to spend Saturday at the Melbourne guitar makers festival  being held at the Abbosford convent 1St Heliers StreetAbbotsford VIC 3067Hope to see you there it should be great display of contemporary lutherie. ...
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Grigoryan Brothers performing at the Mittagong playhouse next Tuesday the 27th
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Grigoryan Brothers performing at the Mittagong playhouse next Tuesday the 27th

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Slava and Leonard Grigoryan will be performing at the Mittagong Playhouse on Tuesday the 27th of August. On this tour they are performing The Seasons by Tchaikovsky. It has been a huge project transcribing this work for guitar for the first time, I can't wait to hear it live.  ...
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Traveling with guitars update
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Traveling with guitars update

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US congress finally gives the okay for musicians traveling with guitars.http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/News/en-us/Congress-Gives-OK-to-Travel-with-Guitars.aspxThe Lacey Act designed to stop the use of endangered or illegally gotten timber was unfortunately a very blunt tool. When a musician t ...
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Exotic Australian timbers

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I'm often asked about exotic timbers. Quite a few makers use Tasmanian Blackwood for the back and sides, it's a similar species to Koa wood that they use for Ukeleles and Hawaiian guitars. But this Tiger Myrtle grown in Tasmania that Kim Lissarrague offers as an upgrade has the  most stunning grain ...
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New arrivals
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New arrivals

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New Australian guitar arrivals hardly touched the ground this week. The new Zbigniew Gnatek and Kim Lissarrague both sold as soon as they arrived. Luckily the Simon Marty and Eugene Philp are still available. I've posted some videos of the guitars on my Youtube channel.http://youtu.be/_-juXAp8X6w&nb ...
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Vintage Guitar Collection for Sale
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Vintage Guitar Collection for Sale

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I’ve been asked to sell a large collection of vintage electric guitars belonging to a superannuation fund. It includes 1960′s Custom colour Strats and 1950′s Les Pauls a paisley Telecaster from 1968 and limited edition L 5 just to name a few. feel free to email me for more information. ...
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Antonio Bernal Flamenco Blanca
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Antonio Bernal Flamenco Blanca

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During my last trip to Spain I must have see at least 20 very expensive Flamenco guitars by various makers but all the guitars were made in the same factory in Valencia. So it is very refreshing to receive this new Antonio Bernal Blanca last week.Featured on the left is a 2011 Antonio Bernal Flamenc ...
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Spruce  VS Cedar (Richard Howell)
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Spruce VS Cedar (Richard Howell)

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Richard Howell is an Australian luthier who has been making guitars since the 70′s.This post is about two of his guitars that I have in stock; two 1992 conRichard Howell comes from quite a musical background (his father was an accomplished violinist & concert master) and he began playing guit ...
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David Rubio Classical Guitars
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David Rubio Classical Guitars

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David Rubio (1934 – 2000) originally planned a career in medicine but became fascinated with flamenco music.  He took lessons from Pepe Martinez (1923-1985), the flamenco maestro from Seville, and became interested in guitar making; observing the luthiers at work.  It wasn’t long before his ow ...
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