About Us


John has been on the Canberra Bluegrass scene since the 1970's performing on banjo & dobro with the legendary "Tag and the Noose Brothers" pioneering bluegrass music around the district for many years. During this time he constructed several banjos and a mandolin and this stirred a desire to keep making instruments.

The lack of quality square neck resonator guitar in Australia led John to build one for himself. The result of this project was so successful it led to the construction of a purpose built workshop containing all the right equipment to finally allow him to pursue his long held dream of building high end custom made instruments in the bluegrass genre.






"I have played some of John's Resonator Guitars, and no one makes them any better. I've played Dobro's from here to Tennessee, North Carolina, and Adelaide...John's are right up there at the top!!"

- Mike Kirkley -