Hello from Australia

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Hello from Australia

Post by showtell » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:28 am

Hello, My name is Kim and I live in a small country town in Victoria, Australia. The town of Daylesford is one and a half hours North East of Melbourne and is prominent as a country tourist destination. We've been living here for about 6 years after moving out of inner city Melbourne where we lived for 30 years. I began making guitars after my children bought me a two week guitar making course where I made an acoustic guitar. I then went on to make a classical guitar with another professional luthier in Melbourne, but at a more relaxed pace. Since then I have made a Weissenborn copy, another classical guitar, two mandolins and another acoustic guitar. I have a third Mandolin on the go at the moment. My next project will be a short scale Torres style guitar.
Kim Strode
Daylesford, Victoria Australia

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:30 am

Hello Kim and welcome to Delcamp forum! Enjoy yourself and see you around!

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by petermc61 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:31 pm

Hi Kim

Welcome to the forum.

You live in a nice spot. Food and wine.... :-)

Peter (Sydney)

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by Paul Janssen » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:09 pm

HI Kim

Great to have you on board. I agree with Peter, you do live in a beautiful part of the world.

It'd be nice to see some pictures of some of your guitar and mandolin builds (assuming you are willing to share them).

Paul (Melbourne)

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by Luuttuaja » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:33 pm

Hello Kim and welcome to the forum!

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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by martinardo » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:43 pm

G'day Kim and welcome. Great resource here for almost everything musical. And lots of nice

friendly people. A good place to learn stuff.

I'm about 2 hours to the west of you but my niece and my two sisters live around Daylesford.

A nice and amazingly fast growing area albeit a touch cool at times.

I'm sure you'll learn a lot and enjoy yourself here.

Cheers, martinardo
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Re: Hello from Australia

Post by showtell » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:06 am

Attached below are a couple of Mandolins I completed within the last year. I was initially reluctant to post these as this is a classical guitar forum.

These instruments are a delight to make and it's interesting to compare the effect of different timbers on the final sound. One is made of Tasmanian Blackwood with Sitka Spruce top, while the other is Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle and King Billy Pine top. Interestingly, the Tiger Myrtle has created a much brighter sound, but both are quite beautiful...now onto the next project!
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Kim Strode
Daylesford, Victoria Australia

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