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  1. Beyond The Trees Exhibition.

    Hi Everyone,

    The Exhibition was amazing. Once we had set up I just stood back in disbelief of just how amazing the show and work looked. All the students who displayed their work we so proud and...
  2. Hi - Latest Update! Now 62 Acoustic Guitars -...

    Hi - Latest Update!

    Now 62 Acoustic Guitars - All guitars built with Australian Tonewood

    25 - Luthiers that have trained at Thomas Lloyd Guitars from all over Australia and Canada

    Now 15...
  3. Australian Tonewood Guitar Exhibition & Concert

    Hi All,

    Wanted to let you all know about this first time Exhibition in Melbourne.

    "Beyond The Trees" - Australian Tonewood Acoustic Guitar Exhibition at Montsalvat, Eltham Victoria.

    A fine...
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    Mulga and Gidgee

    Hi All,

    May I suggest Mulga and Gidgee. Both are excellent for fretboards, bridges and even back and sides of guitars. The are great tonewoods for guitars.

    We use them at Guitar Making, How...
  5. Female Luthier to show at Melbourne Exhibition

    Hi Ladies,

    Just wanted you to know that there will be a beautiful exhibition of Australian Tonewood Guitars at Montsalvat, Eltham Victoria called "Beyond The Trees" on 18-19 August 2012.

    We...
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    Hi All, Hope to see some of you tomorrow. We...

    Hi All, Hope to see some of you tomorrow.

    We have had some more timber come in today to sell The prices all vary and you may just find some great timber for inlay, rosettes and headstock...
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    Hi, the sets we have are Mastergrade very fine...

    Hi, the sets we have are Mastergrade very fine growth line and we have had that wood for several years . Hard to get hold of and cost a lot to buy. Let's hope we can find more of it so the prices...
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    Australian Tonewood Sale - Victoria

    Hi Guys,

    Just wanted to let you know there is an Australian & Exotic Species Tonewood Sale at Thomas Lloyd Guitars - School Of Acoustic Guitar Making, Eltham Victoria.

    Sunday 28th March 10am...
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    Hi Rob, Great to meet you at the workshop on...

    Hi Rob,

    Great to meet you at the workshop on your last days of the course.
    Wow she looks great!

    Hand oiling really brings out the depth of colour in the Australian Timbers.

    Yes I agree...
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    Sydney WW Show Video

    Howdy All,

    "Skills One" came to the Sydney show and this is a video of the stall holders.... some fine wood workers in there!

    Great Web site:
    ...
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    CSIRO - Australian Timber - Luthier Survey

    Attention all Makers of Stringed Instruments!

    Andrew Morrow of CSIRO in Melb is currently working on a Funded Project with Maton Guitars to manufacture & test Australian Timbers in the use of...
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    Fantastic Colour! I can imagine "The Cat in The...

    Fantastic Colour! I can imagine "The Cat in The Hat" playing it - Green Eggs and Ham...
    :p
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    Hi Ray & Martin, Ray you pose a good...

    Hi Ray & Martin,

    Ray you pose a good question! The folk I met at the WWShow in Melb last year were people who had always wanted to build a guitar just for the challenge, and most were non...
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    P.s... When I refer to Solid Body Timbers I mean...

    P.s... When I refer to Solid Body Timbers I mean - NO Ply wood or plastic bindings etc... Chris uses solid timbers (sanded down by you to the precise measurements required) to complete an Acoustic...
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    :U Hi Belle, I loved the course out at...

    :U Hi Belle,

    I loved the course out at Chris's. Montsalvat is a great place to be creative and relax whilst hand crafting an instrument.

    The Guitar Making Course at Thomas Lloyd Guitars is...
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    Hi guys give Chris Wynne at Thomas Lloyd Guitars...

    Hi guys give Chris Wynne at Thomas Lloyd Guitars a call... I know he has blackwood and other quality Australina timbers in his store room... he is keen to sell it, along with Indian Rosewoods etc......
  17. Thread: New guitar

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    Dom, It looks great... I reallyl like the bridge...

    Dom, It looks great... I reallyl like the bridge and the end of the neck. Your inlays give it a nice style too.

    Dark timbers are very special... they help show off the top.

    Hope it sounds...
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    Blackheart Sassafrass Classical Build

    http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/index.php?showtopic=26213

    Complete Process with Pictures.

    Compiments from Brian D at Project Guitar Forum


    Enjoy!
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    Hi guys, Glad you are enjoying the story. ...

    Hi guys,

    Glad you are enjoying the story.

    He is a Scottish Chap with a strong accent and great humour to match...

    He loves his girls... oops guitars.

    Fiona
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    A Big Blonde and a Bear Claw!

    Howdy,

    Just to cheer up your long winter nights I thought I might give you something special!

    Grab a cup of Coffee or your favourite ale and enjoy these presentations of the goings at Thomas...
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    P.s. The course is $3,250 for 60 hrs. ...

    P.s. The course is $3,250 for 60 hrs.

    :2tsup:
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    Hi Reeves, Have been away and busy playing...

    Hi Reeves,

    Have been away and busy playing Step Mum with my partners
    6 year old boy.

    I had no idea at first about sound or aiming to obtain a great sound
    I just followed the step by step,...
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    Wonderful first Guitar. Great timber and you...

    Wonderful first Guitar.

    Great timber and you look like you are quite Meticulous.

    Hope it Rocks.

    Fiona
    :2tsup:
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    Budding Luthier!

    Hi Ladies,

    I would like to share my tread from the "Musical Instrument" section.
    I'm not to sure if this will work but maybe click on this link and it
    will take you there.
    (If not go to...
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    Howdy, Beautiful work there Martin! Love...

    Howdy,

    Beautiful work there Martin!

    Love the sound hole rosette. How on earth do you keep that workshop so clean?

    Fi :roll:
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    Thanks for the feedback... will go looking for...

    Thanks for the feedback... will go looking for them.

    Fiona :2tsup:
  27. Thread: Progress...

    by myguitar
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    Malibu, I like your approach to crafting. ...

    Malibu,

    I like your approach to crafting.

    You are following the book, and also implementing your own
    research to compensate for what may or may not happen.

    :2tsup: Cutting edge...
  28. I too agree Zenobia, I have been practicing...

    I too agree Zenobia,

    I have been practicing meditation for some time and it really came in handy when I had to deal with crafting my very first instrument.

    No woodworking skills, or hand /...
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    Martin, You are very well researched! How...

    Martin,

    You are very well researched!

    How many guitar have you made?

    Thanks so much for the list. Campiano scares me off, but others have said J. Williams is a good start then campiano...
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    Ouch, I remember being petrified of the drill...

    Ouch,

    I remember being petrified of the drill the first time I cut into my headstock. Its a pity that the cutting is done so late in the creation, hence design on the headstock is done and...
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    Thanks Martin, I guess you are back on land. ...

    Thanks Martin,

    I guess you are back on land.

    Look forward to your input.

    Fiona
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    Just wanted to let you know that I am really...

    Just wanted to let you know that I am really enjoying watching the adventures of your instrument.

    I think the story that goes behind any creativity is the real magic that adds to the final...
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    Resource Books on Guitar Making

    Happy New Year!

    What are the best books you have found to research Guitar Making?

    I know the Guitarmaking:Tradition and Technology is the bible.

    Would love your feedback.

    Fiona
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    Don't worry Mr Contrebasse I don't think I will...

    Don't worry Mr Contrebasse I don't think I will be much competition. I just love the earthy look of the bass and great choice of timber is the ultimate touch to such a funky instrument.

    Thanks...
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    Happy Guitar Making Christmas!

    Howdy Everyone.

    Just wanted to get in early and wish you all an adventure filled break over christmas. Hope to see lots of pictures of your works in January 2007.

    Has been great being part...
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    Hi Jack, Thanks for the pics. I am sure it was...

    Hi Jack,
    Thanks for the pics. I am sure it was a great festival. What is the instrument that looks like a "handbag". How does it sound. Any web site or name for the maker?

    Chat soon, Fiona
    ...
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    Poll: Thankyou Rob for taking the time to chat with...

    Thankyou Rob for taking the time to chat with chris. I am sure he was very polite in giving you the info you needed. Sorry you had to go to that degree and I could not support your enquiries.

    I...
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    One of the students the guitar making school...

    One of the students the guitar making school grabbed a great deal with a Work bench band saw. From $750 to $400. Just pushed down to the last minute of the show as they did not want to take the...
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    Poll: Thanks guys for the feedback. Yeah the school...

    Thanks guys for the feedback. Yeah the school kids were like vultures. You can tell the ones who play electric they charge in and ask loads of questions and there are quite a few who actually are...
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    The timber is stunning. It suits the electric...

    The timber is stunning. It suits the electric style. Looks so much better than painted finishes.

    Congrats!:)
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    Poll: Hi Kiwigeo, Yes thats for the quick hr rate...

    Hi Kiwigeo,

    Yes thats for the quick hr rate calculation. We had to do all the work, absoulutely nothing was done for us ( in this level course).

    Looking forward to making a classical or...
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    Hi everyone. I have posted in the musical...

    Hi everyone. I have posted in the musical instruments and forgot about anyone even responding in this section.

    So my apologies to all.

    Yes Fiona is a Chick. Yes I am excited about what...
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    Poll: Thanks Rob. The guitar is real. Sorry your...

    Thanks Rob.

    The guitar is real. Sorry your not happy with the response. Just wanted to let you know we are all learning and everyone is welcome to thier opinions. I am enthusiatic and its great...
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    Poll: Good Morning you bunch of Rascals! This is...

    Good Morning you bunch of Rascals!

    This is quite funny! Your all chatting without me. I have been busy with the wood working show and have not had time to reply... so here it is. :D

    As you...
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    Hi Harry 11. Yes if you check out "Girl makes...

    Hi Harry 11. Yes if you check out "Girl makes her first guitar in aussie timbers link" under Instrument section you will find details.

    TLG School of Guitar Making www.thomaslloydguitars.com
    ...
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    Melb WWW Show at Jeff's Shed OCT 20-22

    :p I know you all know about it. Just wanted to drop a line and say that The Thomas Lloyd Guitars School of Guitar making will be their. So come and say hello.

    I will be showing off my...
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    Quick note re: 7.30 Report ABC

    Hi guys,

    You have not missed the Slava G, Antony Field, Chris Wynne of TLG doco on ABC 7.30 report. It is meant to be this tuesday night apparently. ABC keep moving it so it will be recorded, and...
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    Hi, I know David Brown as well. He is at...

    Hi,
    I know David Brown as well. He is at Montsalvat where I made my guitar. I spent some time with him on how to play one, he does make Riley Lee's flutes, and he is very technical about the...
  49. Thanks Iain, I know of Sue Ellis, she is quite...

    Thanks Iain, I know of Sue Ellis, she is quite well known. Had a bit to do with Sebatian and John Williams too I think. Anyway, I hope too that the ABC's history is better than mine on who is who in...
  50. Chris hopes to be getting a copy of the...

    Chris hopes to be getting a copy of the recording. So you may be able to see it after all. A copy could come your way. Somehow.

    And yes the gal is called Fiona.

    Cheers
    :D :D

    P.s. May...
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