Colonial Leather has been making leather goods for over 25 years. Established in March of 1988, before long the company began to specialise in mainly guitar straps. By the early nineties, Colonial Leather had become the only large scale guitar strap manufacturer in Australia, crafting high quality guitar straps produced for companies such as Maton, Gibson, and Washburn.
This high quality leather mandolin strap suits all mandolins and features a soft shoulder pad and metal buckle.
Acoustic Centre offers FREE SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER OVER $30 IN TOTAL to anywhere in Australia*.
Most orders are shipped out the same day after payment has been approved. Every instrument that is shipped from the Acoustic Centre is thoroughly checked over by our team, and carefully packed to ensure that it arrives at your door in ready-to-play condition. All instrument orders will receive a tracking number for you to track the progress of your delivery.
*Exceptions are some select remote areas where the freight costs are prohibitive. In these cases we will contact you to arrange alternative shipping arangements or offer a full refund. All rental orders through Studio 19 / Polygon Group are not eligible for free shipping - we will contact you to arrange shipping fees.
Guitar players at every level have trusted Acoustic Centre for over 25 years. We combine our near fanatical attention to detail, experience and passion for all things guitar with exemplary customer service to bring you the ultimate guitar-buying experience. We personally inspect and professionally set up every instrument that arrives in store to ensure optimum playability. We know guitars inside and out, so you can buy with absolute confidence.
At Acoustic Centre, we are real people and real musicians who live and breathe music. We gig, rehearse, record and tour, and we are here to help you make an informed decision on the right guitar for you.
Visit us at our store at 206 Park Street, Melbourne, Victoria.
"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.