This is a place of problem-solving, creation, music and meditation. But mostly, problem solving, and finding practical solutions for my "patients". It is a lovely light-filled room packed with tools, jigs, instruments, parts, wood and all manner of pigments, varnishes and a few indoor greens.
I share the workshop with another luthier and my own staff, and there are plenty of benches to allow this.
In the video, my Dad is helping me with some detailing while I plane a new fingerboard.
More pictures on the Activity page!
The Back Room
You are welcome to come and spend time in the back room, try the instruments, practice your pieces, let us listen you your music ... or just hang in a comfy chair while we work on your bass, and listen to our music while you read some of our many double bass magazines and books.
I have a Nespresso machine, teapot and fresh kombucha brewing on the sideboard. And if you like ginger nuts, you're in luck, because so do we, and we love to share!
My Handmade Basses
I make beautiful and unique basses too, using many rare and fine Australian tonewoods. No two are the same. Here are my most recent three, the rest are here. Talk to me about making one especially for you.
"Experience, Tradition, Innovation, Skill, Attention to Detail"
The Neighbourhood ...
Marrickville industrial area is a colourful and vibrant part of the city right under the flightpath! Our workshop nestles between noodle makers, coffee roasters, a paper manufacturer, a uniform factory, packaging and fasteners, music studios and set designers. Oh and craft breweries. A few of them!
For some reason, our building is painted with weird street art showing a psychedelic Koala having a bad dream about snakes ... the street might feel a bit edgy, but its quite safe!
Getting here ...
You are welcome to visit, but please always first let me know you are coming, as I sometimes go out, or am gluing ... and cannot be interrupted.
Parking can be tight, but if there's room outside our door, park there on the pavement.
We are only 6 minutes easy walk from Sydenham Railway Station. Heaps of trains stop there.
Closest bus is the 425 Dulwich Hill to Tempe. Next closest are the M30, 426 or 423 buses from the city, again only 5 mins walk away.
We are about 12 minutes drive from Sydney Airport; a Uber costs about $15 if not in peak period.