Pauli wrote: ↑
Sat May 13, 2017 10:42 am
Gabriel Ochoteco makes stunning guitars. He is in Salisbury, a suburb in Brisbane's south. It would be worth your while to contact him to discuss your requirements. He is also a really nice bloke who does excellent repairs and modifications.
Thanks for the recommendation, Pauli! His guitars sure look good and I have contacted him. Would be looking forward to his reply and my visit hopefully!
Paul Janssen wrote: ↑
Sat May 13, 2017 1:39 pm
You might also like to check out Lance Litchfield. He is based near Brisbane. He used to be a member of this forum although it looks like his membership has lapsed. Lance blends elements of both modern Australian and more traditional designs into his guitars. You can find details of this on his website (search for Litchfield Guitars).
If you're coming anywhere near Melbourne and would like to explore builders who build more traditional instruments there are two or three luthiers I'd be happy to recommend.
I do think your budget may be a tad low if you plan to commission a new build from most Australian Luthiers.
Hi Paul, thanks! I would check out his guitars too. Aye, that was more of a conservative estimate, including second-hand guitars. But I do have some savings to dip into should I see something which I really fancy. I just didn't want to turn away newer luthiers coming into the market who might perchance make quality guitars but are yet established enough to command a higher price for their guitars!