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

NEW WILLIAM FALKINER LUTHERIE GUITARS AVAILABLE

I’ve just received a new batch of of my Cedar-lattice braced arched back classical guitars from Yulong Guo’s workshop. The sound and build quality is of a very high standard.

 

It’s so good to be able to offer a contemporary classical guitar with 20th fret, arm rest, brilliant playability that really responds to right hand technique for under $2,000.

ANDREW DORIEAN GUITAR

I commissioned a guitar from Andrew Doriean last year. It’s a Cedar fan braced guitar with Ziricote back and sides. Andrew has started the guitar and just sent me some work in progress pictures.

Ziricote is a beautiful exotic hard wood that isn’t on the CITIES list ( yet) I’m also loving the hand made rosette.I thought a set Alessi tuners and carbon fibre case should also do justice to his craftsman ship.I can’t wait to play the guitar.

ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL

I’ll be heading to Adelaide international guitar festival on Thursday the 9th to display some guitars over the weekend. It’s a great lineup as usual with the Beijing guitar duo, Chrystian Dozza, Derek Gripper, Martha Masters to name but a few.LINK …

LEFT HANDED AND 640 SCALE GUITARS

I now have stock of left-handed and 640 scale William Falkner Lutherie guitars. Now you lefties can finally have an arched back lattice guitar with a sound port for under $2000.