HISTORY

I have been building and repairing guitars professionally since 1995, but started much earlier fixing guitars for friends and family. I opened a music shop in Yamba NSW, then moved to the Gold Coast and opened Blue Note Guitars, a dedicated guitar store specialising in building and repairing guitars. Never one to copy other guitars, my passion for guitar building has led me to develop my own style. I believe a guitar should delight a player’s three main senses, it should look great, feel great to play, and most importantly should sound balanced and rich. Whenever possible I try to use Australian Native Timbers, and inlay Australian Opal, producing a beautiful look, unique sound and unbelievable feel. I build Steel String Acoustics, Acoustic Bass, Electrics, Archtops, and Lap Steel Guitars.

I have been lucky enough to exhibited twice at The Healdsburg Guitar Festival in California, USA in 2007 and 2009. The Healdsburg Guitar Festival invites only the world’s premier guitar builders to their world class exhibition.