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Marz

 

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Australian flamenco luthiers? 

Further to my comment on another post, has anyone had any experience with Australian flamenco guitar luthiers?

I really want to avoid all the add on customs charges and taxes involved with buying an instrument overseas. Also, that it would be sight-unseen and not able to be checked out.

I'd love an Anders E. but they all seem to be everywhere but in Australia.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 3 2020 7:17:19
 
estebanana

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RE: Australian flamenco luthiers? (in reply to Marz

Talk to Brett Walker in Melbourne, he’s a friend of mine as a guitar maker and he uses a lot of native Australian woods too.

heard good guitars also from Steve Toscano in Sidney

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RE: Australian flamenco luthiers? (in reply to estebanana

Australian Blackwood looks cool and dark, but is light and dense responding like cypress. Is it really from Australia?



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 3 2020 14:24:41
 
estebanana

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RE: Australian flamenco luthiers? (in reply to Ricardo

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Australian Blackwood looks cool and dark, but is light and dense responding like cypress. Is it really from Australia?


Who’s buried in Grants Tomb again?

Yeah it’s from Australia, but it also grows in places like California where is called Black Acacia. It’s a cousin of Koa

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 3 2020 15:50:56
 
Marz

 

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RE: Australian flamenco luthiers? (in reply to estebanana

I've never heard about him but glad he's in Melbourne although I'm struggling to find a contact number or email for him on Google.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 3 2020 15:58:30
 
estebanana

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RE: Australian flamenco luthiers? (in reply to Marz

Send me a private message or email me through my website and I’ll get you in touch with him

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Solquemia

 

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RE: Australian flamenco luthiers? (in reply to Marz

Hi Marz,
I am from Melbourne and have a Brett Walker guitar, very happy with mine, responds well and has a great balance, nice to strum and also play melody, as you would expect in a cool guitar. As for Brett, I have known him a while and is a fantastic guy, easy to communicate with and am sure he can sort you out with a guitar with what you need.

Nothing like seeing, hearing and playing a guitar in a live context, as from experience they all sound great in a shop. I am quite happy with the guitar for live playing and records well, for live can be just any Shure vocal mic up close does the trick with minimal fuss, not much feedback at all, not as detailed as a condenser mic but a happy trade off in most cases as the feedback can get gnarly if you want to hear yourself on top of bar noise, so then if there is no dancing a pick up can do the trick too, but I digress.
Brett Walker guitar, here I have it playing for dance live, excuse the playing a bit, I soon gave up drinking too much at gigs, and the second one accompanying a singer, not flamenco but you can hear the guitar.




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Marz

 

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RE: Australian flamenco luthiers? (in reply to Solquemia

Thanks for your post. I have contacted Brett and will be discussing his guitars soon. We have a mutual friend on Facebook...it's a small world. I's love to contribute to a local luthier, however he seems to keep such a low profile.

Can't wait to see his work.
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El Burdo

 

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RE: Australian flamenco luthiers? (in reply to Marz

There's Jeff Highland who used to be a member here. Maybe still is.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 8 2020 21:42:12
 
estebanana

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RE: Australian flamenco luthiers? (in reply to Marz

Last I talked to Jeff he’d retired from building and messes a bit with electric guitars.

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