Vicent Hao Xu guitar on order

I’ve known Vincent for some time, he is an excellent player and has a true love and understanding of the Spanish guitar. I first saw one of his guitars a little over a year ago and was very impressed not only by the build quality but the tone and response, it was very similar to an early 20th century Santos Hernandez. After a long wait, my guitar is almost ready. here are some pictures during construction. Vincent’s contact.

Trading for 30 years

It’s been 30 years since I took over the Guitar centre in Paddington. The photo is early 1990’s with my daughter Alex, shop mascot Coco the Boston Terrier and me playing a Herman Hauser guitar. I think there was also a Bouchet and Romanillos in stock at that time. I closed the Paddington premises in the early 2000’s went online in 1997 and worked from my apartment at Bronte beach before relocating to the Southern Highlands about 10 years ago.

Domenic Roscioli guitar on order

Adelaide luthier Domenic Roscioli is currently making me a cedar guitar inspired by the great Fleta e hijos guitars of the 1960 and 70s and Thomas Humphrey’s raised fingerboard design used by the Assad brothers.
Domenic does beautiful work, the guitar will feature Ziricote back and sides French polish. I can’t wait to play it in January.

Sydney Guitar Summer School

Don’t miss a great opportunity to study and attend workshops and concerts this January. Argentian guitarist Omar Cyrulnik is the guest instructor this year along with Simon Powis, Richard Charlton, and many more great artists composers and teachers. Link