“The instrument is a part of how serious guitarists develop their style and sound. A manufactured instrument will not cater to an individual’s style,” said Festival coordinator Jack Spira. “The makers will be there and people can ask questions and try out their instruments.” Sting, Debra Conway and Xavier Rudd are just a few of the many well-renowned artists who play handmade guitars from luthiers on display at the festival. There will be something for everyone there, with all types of guitars ranging from standard steel string and classical guitars, to jazz archtop designs, to bizarre and unusual styles.
For more information head to www.guitarmakers.com.au.