I was in Melbourne last week and the Acoustic centre are now stocking William Falkiner Lutherie guitars. If you are after a concert guitar under $2,000 they are very hard to beat, having a 21st fret, extra sound port, arched back and molded Flight case with cover.

I also visited Jim Matheas shop. Jim is a great luthier, I couldn’t put down his latest Cedar/Brazilian traditional classical guitar, he is definitely the go to guy for repairs and guitar making in Melbourne.

I also visited the Grover Notting workshop where they hand assemble some of the best monitor speakers and power amps in the business. They also import JZ microphones that are excellent for Classical guitar recording. I hope to try one out when the next shipment arrives.