Hello from Melbourne, Australia

antonv
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Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by antonv » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:10 pm

Hello fellow 'delcampers',

Back onsite (got same name - thanks Delcamp) after several years and after moving countries.

Still thoroughly enjoying classical guitar and now teaching my two boys. Trying to stick to a good practice routine but as always - can be a challenge with family and work commitments.

I currently do self study and I am thinking of getting myself graded for the first time (AMEB or ANZCA). Not sure what level yet but I can do Asturias and getting it back to performance level. Also reviewing El Colibri and studying Recuerdos.

Got myself the AMEB and ANZCA syllabi and trying to find my way, check my learning gaps, looking at good technical studies from these.

On the gear side of things, just getting close to repairing and setting up a good used Asturias AST 60 from 1985 replaced gear heads, replacing cracks with CA glue, shaping and installing bone nut and compensated saddle - learnt a lot from delcamp and online. Will be installing carbon d'addario strings soon.

This will be my main guitar for now until the next step up.

Appreciate any advice!

Thanks.
1986 Asturias AST60
Aria AC25
Ibanez RGT42DX
Cort M520
LTD B-55 Bass
Samick YARBPJ Bass

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Erik Zurcher
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Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by Erik Zurcher » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:37 pm

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Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by petermc61 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:43 pm

Welcome Antov!

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Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by antonv » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:06 am

Thanks Erik and Peter 😊

Updated my profile as suggested.

Cheers!
1986 Asturias AST60
Aria AC25
Ibanez RGT42DX
Cort M520
LTD B-55 Bass
Samick YARBPJ Bass

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Paul Janssen
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Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by Paul Janssen » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:24 pm

Welcome aboard Antonv.

If you need a name of a good luthier who specialises in CG repairs let me know. I'd be happy to recommend someone based in the Basin (about 45 mins from the CBD).

Paul (Melbourne - Go Tig's!!)

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Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by Bernabe » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:40 pm

welcome, are you playing a guitar from australia, you are so lucky to buy there
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Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by antonv » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:39 am

Thanks Paul - I'll keep that in mind.

Fantastic win for the tigers - my 9 y.o. picked the right team!
1986 Asturias AST60
Aria AC25
Ibanez RGT42DX
Cort M520
LTD B-55 Bass
Samick YARBPJ Bass

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Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by antonv » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:47 am

Bernabe wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:40 pm
welcome, are you playing a guitar from australia, you are so lucky to buy there
Thanks Bernabe.

Not (yet). Had a chance to try out a lovely Allan Bull guitar and get to meet the luthier himself - really needing a lotto win at the soonest. :lol:

Also got to try an Alhambra Mengual y Margarita that day. I like it a lot but I thought that the Allan Bull guitar was much better in several ways.
1986 Asturias AST60
Aria AC25
Ibanez RGT42DX
Cort M520
LTD B-55 Bass
Samick YARBPJ Bass

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Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by Bernabe » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:40 pm

antonv wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:47 am
Bernabe wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:40 pm
welcome, are you playing a guitar from australia, you are so lucky to buy there
Thanks Bernabe.

Not (yet). Had a chance to try out a lovely Allan Bull guitar and get to meet the luthier himself - really needing a lotto win at the soonest. :lol:

Also got to try an Alhambra Mengual y Margarita that day. I like it a lot but I thought that the Allan Bull guitar was much better in several ways.
hi, never heard of Allan Bull, does he have a website?
Martin Blackwell DT 2013

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Paul Janssen
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Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia

Post by Paul Janssen » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:18 pm

Bernabe wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:40 pm
hi, never heard of Allan Bull, does he have a website?
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Alan Bull is a luthier based in Tasmania which is the large Island state at the bottom of Australia. He is very modern with his approach to building using what he calls a matrix bracing pattern (he stresses it is not the same as lattice bracing although I'm not sure what the difference is). He does have a website so if you search for Bull Guitars you should find it very easily. He has a fair bit of information on his website too which may help you.

Alan is a very friendly and approachable guy. I've met him a few times at the Melbourne guitar makers festival over the years and have enjoyed talking with him. His guitars are very well built and are easy to play (I get the impression that he sets them up very well). There are lots of youtube videos of his guitars so you could do a search there too if you want to get a sense of what his guitars sound like.

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