Cole Clark 'Little Lady' LL1E Bunya Blackwood
The Cole Clark one series 'Little Lady' is here and it was certainly worth the wait. Months of research and refinement has produced a killer little guitar that has great acoustic projection, along with a pickup system that's on another level entirely.
The 'Little Lady' features a solid Bunya top with a solid Blackwood back and sides. It comes in a tough padded travel bag. Play it on the couch, take it on holidays or take it to the gig and blow some minds.
This guitar is currently available in limited numbers only.
All of our Cole Clarks have been PLEKed!
PLEK machines are built and sold by A+D Gitarrentechnologie of Berlin, Germany. The machines were developed by musician and guitar instructor Gerd Anke with his partner Michael Dubach, who called their company PLEKTRON when it was founded in 1990. The goal of the PLEK process they created is to guarantee the best possible string action for each instrument. Simply put, a guitar with optimized playability sounds better. The strings do not strike the frets during playing and any intonation problems that may occur due to too-low string action are eliminated. Similarly, action that’s too high is also a thing of the past with PLEKing.
The PLEKing process is done by CNC (computer numerical control) machines, which use microprocessors to perform their tasks. That doesn’t mean human craftspeople are excluded from this process. The PLEK machine is ultimately a tool to reduce variances between guitars, which allows Cole Clarks expert builders to do their jobs more efficiently.
"The Music That Maton Made" Hardback book
From a small backyard workshop on the outskirts of Melbourne, Maton Guitars has grown into a truly inspiring Australian success story.
In 1946, Bill May crafted a guitar in his Melbourne garage that he wanted the world to hear and to play. In a matter of years, it was in the hands of Elvis Presley on film. Later, a Maton played the riff that defined a generation on the Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter'. Today, Maton are an essential part of music culture in Australia and around the world.
This is not only a book for guitar lovers — it's an intimate family history and an essential part of Australian music history. Compiling over ten years of research, and over two years in production, this book is as well-crafted and family-owned as Maton guitars themselves.
Go behind-the-scenes to meet the artisan guitar makers. Read the stories behind the songs created with Maton guitars. And go backstage to meet the bands and musicians that have, with a Maton in hand, shaped our musical world.
Packed full of interviews with the greats — from jazz legend George Golla to guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel; from Archie Roach, and The Wiggles, to Daniel Johns, Paul Kelly, and Josh Homme, and many more ...
Published to coincide with Maton's 70th anniversary, The Music That Maton Made is a comprehensive, full-colour tribute to a home-grown guitar range that has been embraced by famous musicians and guitar enthusiasts around the world.View full product details
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar And Its Great Hawaiian Musicians, edited and compiled by Lorene Ruymar, stands as the ultimate reference work for people interested in the Hawaiian steel guitar. Lorene Ruymar has condensed the 100 year history of this quintessential Hawaiian instrument into 200 pages, packed with photographs, drawings and information. Contributions are included from over 70 different people, including Jerry Byrd, Bob Brozman, Mike Perlowin, and many others.
This fascinating book covers the origin of the steel guitar and its spread throughout the world; Hawaiian playing styles, techniques and tunings; and more. This is the perfect book for fans of National Guitars and other steel guitars.View full product details
'The History & Artistry of National Resonator Instruments' by Bob Brozman is a history, source book and owner's manual for players and fans of National instruments, and covers the facts and figures necessary for serious collectors. In addition to many black and white historical photos, there is also an expansive colour section highlighting various models. The book covers the company's full history, specific styles and models of all instruments, the Hawaiian, blues, and jazz artists who have used Nationals, a history of their advertising, set-up and maintenance, and much more. Appendixes include serial numbers for all instruments, a company chronology and a Hawaiian Artist Discography.View full product details
While stocks last, we're offering five sets of brand new D'Addario EJ16 acoustic guitar string sets for $65 including free shipping Australia-wide! These are our bestselling D'Addario strings, in our most popular gauge - .012 - .053.
Phosphor Bronze was introduced to string making by D'Addario in 1974 and has become synonymous with warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone. D'Addario Phosphor Bronze strings are precision wound with corrosion resistant phosphor bronze onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result is long lasting, bright sounding tone with excellent intonation.