A good luthier in Canberra?

30january1649 9 February 2011 5

Can anyone recommend a good luthier in or near Canberra – one who does good work on acoustic guitars?

There apparently used to be a guy in Tuggeranong, but I know no more than that.

[ED – According to Wikipedia “A luthier (pronounced /?lu?ti?r/ LOO-ti-?r[1]) is someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments.”]

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5 Responses to A good luthier in Canberra?
Zed Zed 7:00 pm 14 Feb 11

Hey, Rusty Vance does great work with his son Jono as well!

Hes in Tuggas, look in white pages for Vance Electric Guitars, he does acoustics too!

PBO PBO 3:07 pm 09 Feb 11

I recommend a fellow called Dominic in Belconnen. He makes acustic guitars and is a woodworking genius. He can be contacted on 0401 809 215

astrojax astrojax 12:07 pm 09 Feb 11

simon daly in tuggeranong is the biscuit. contact simon on 02 6161 6003 or 0422 909 703…

kennardly kennardly 11:20 am 09 Feb 11

I know of an acouristic instrument maker who also does repairs.
His name is John Copley and his mobile is 0422 137 566

Voss Voss 10:58 am 09 Feb 11

The gentleman in Tuggeranong you are thinking of is Barron Clarke! Does a good job, although it can be a little bit of a strange experience visiting his workshop and home. He has reapired a resonator and banjo-lin for me, and I can attest to the quality of his work:


Apart from that, I seem to recall another guy making and repairing dobros/acoustics, although I can’t remember his name…

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