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.

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


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.


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.


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 …


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.