Melbourne turned the weather on yet again today for the second last gathering of 2018. The sky was clear, the beers were cold and a gentle wind from the north-west tempered the mood of our epic city.
A solid gathering of the guitar-building clan ensured much chit-chat and lots of guitars. Mainly steel-strings were seen today by the group of around 20 people.
Many thanks to Pat, Matt and Pete for busting out a few quality tunes.
Lukas popped in from Perth again, Pat swung by for a warm up on the way through to a gig later this arvo, Frank and Matt came up from the bayside area, Joff bought a ripper in with some stunning she-oak in it and a pleasant arvo was had by all. Pete busted out his latest lap steel, Paul bought in some very unusual Blackwood and get this, 1000 year old sinker Redgum!
Thanks everyone who threw some coins into the hat. It means a lot when it comes out of your own pocket. And thanks to the people that turned up sporting a positive, supportive and encouraging attitude. This gig costs me around $120 a month to put on. With a streetpress ad that figure doubles. It’s great to leave feeling happy that people have received the effort gratefully and are on board with the vibe of the gig. Support, encouragement, sharing and kindness. Everfresh.
Onwards towards November. Anyone with ideas input or thoughts about anything next year please hit me up through the Luthiers Lounge fb page
May all your guitars turn out better than expected!
Pete Harbour and Old Faithful.
Nat and a build from Queensland with some interesting Maleleuca back and sides.
Paul with some weird Blackwood that was honey coloured.
Lukas from Perth. Will from Melbourne.
Pat sounding like the folk of the land.
Damon with a prototype freshie.
Joff with his ripper.
Dave Chin with a traveller collaboration (with Will).
Matt stringing up while Maizy hangs out.
Frank with his last years effort.
Top job all.
Next month in November. Sunday the 4th. 1pm – 4pm. Luthiers Lounge #10. At the Fitzroy Bowls Club. Last one for the year. Bring ya latest build.