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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2017 – Caulfield Racecourse 

It was great to catch up with fellow makers and guitar enthusiasts again this year. A highlight and standout for any builder, was the historical instruments of The Holy Grail exhibit. Always good to see what’s going on – from hand building to local manufacturers and importers.

See upcoming Guitar & Ukulele Building workshops on offer in Castlemaine.

 

GUITAR BUILDING WORKSHOP 2017

Great success and good times in the workshop in July. Looking forward to more small group builds. Enquire now for 2018, places limited.

TENOR & CONCERT UKULELE WORKSHOPS  2017

Final Concert Ukulele Building Workshop November 2017. Book your place at the workbench!

Launching 2018 Calendar soon.

FESTIVAL SEASON –  APRIL 2017

Castlemaine State Festival was incredible and thanks to the people who stopped in to check out the workshop and the work! I’m now onto woodwind for the National Folk Festival in Canberra and look forward to catching up with the crowd there over Easter with some whistles and keyed and non-keyed flutes.

In between this and that has been the exhibition in the Brunswick SOMA Gallery with Melbourne Guitar Exhibition. Thanks to Dan Burke for all his great efforts to pull the event together and showcase some wonderful work as art pieces.

MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2016 – Caulfield Racecourse 

Once again I was pleased to be exhibiting at the Melbourne Guitar Show in August. Thanks to those who came by to see us demonstrating the processes involved in guitar & ukulele construction. To build a guitar or ukulele of your own, see upcoming workshops on offer in Castlemaine.

Pics and video of the Melbourne Guitar Show here

UKULELE BUILD – THE EXTRA ONE!

Okay budding ukulele-builders, we have managed to slot an extra weekend build in for 2016 – scheduled October 22/23 and only 3 places left!

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‘OPEN WORKSHOP’ TUESDAY NIGHTS 6-9PM

Designed for those who want to undertake another project, or simply want to build a style of ukulele or guitar not currently offered in the scheduled workshops… The ‘OPEN workshop’  is fully guided but self paced each Tuesday 6-9pm @ $25 per hour. You choose from my range of luthier’s moulds to build a ukulele (a few sizes on offer), or OOO, OM or Jumbo guitar.

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WINTER WORKSHOPS

Ukulele building workshop at Lot 19 Queen’s Birthday weekend was terrific! Great to see the group stringing up their newly built instruments by the end of the weekend. Well done and will post some more pics soon.

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NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL, CANBERRA – March 24-28

Always a highlight on my calendar and loved every minute catching up with the flute and whistle crowd at the Instrument Makers Exhibition over the Easter weekend!  www.folkfestival.org.au

LOST TRADES FAIR, KYNETON – March 12 & 13

Instrument making was among the rarefied trades on display at the incredible Lost Trades Fair exhibition in Kyneton. We had fun with demonstrations and lively discussion on luthiery over a busy weekend as we explored all aspects of hand-building acoustic guitars. Wooden flutes and whistles were also on display.

ARTS OPEN FESTIVAL & UKULELE BUILDING WORKSHOP, CASTLEMAINE! – March 19 & 20

The luthier’s workshop was open among 20 + studios at Lot19 – we were busy at the workbench making ukuleles. Join us for the next weekend workshop or winter guitar intensive  www.artsopen.com.au

WORKSHOP DROP-INS

Ukulele Building Workshop and Matthew Fagan hit the unsuspecting participants with this…..

DANDENONG RANGES UKULELE FESTIVAL

We had a blast at the Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival in May. A highlight was Japan’s Tomoko Sato making the fresh-from-the-workbench Baritone Ukulele sing!

 

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