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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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:

http://www.clarkeguitars.com/

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

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

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…

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

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!

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