Welcome to Armstrong Lutherie.

We're passionate about guitars - making them, fixing them, customising them and sharing what we know.  


Are you interested in having your guitar setup so it plays like a dream, or perhaps in learning how to make a guitar, Contact us now

Casual Classes meet the need for some

We are often asked if we can accommodate people who can’t make it to a regular weekly class.  Shift workers and regular travelers for example.  Brisbane Guitar Making School now offers a limited number of casual places to accommodate for those in this situation.  Use the Contact Us form or give us a call to
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Select Series – An Affordable Way To Get Into Guitar Building

Our Select Series guitars offer first-time builders an opportunity to make a guitar from scratch with certainty around the total cost and time committment.  We have three options available at this time.  Click on the options below to learn more and listen to sound bites of each. Select Classical Nylon String Select OM Steel String
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Gift of Music “Fire and Rain” Guitar Raffle

Enter for a chance to win one of two beautiful handmade guitars. Proceeds will help Rural Aid’s Gift of Music provide guitars and ukuleles to children in rural and remote Australia in areas affected by drought or natural disaster. Drawn: Monday, 23 September 2019 at 12:00 PM Click here to Buy Tickets and learn more

Little Wing Travel Guitar Launched

The Little Wing Travel Guitar has launched!  After careful design and prototyping, this fantastic small guitar sounds good and looks good.  It functions as a standalone go-anywhere acoustic or it can be fitted with an optional pick-up for amplified playing … and plugged in they sound even better!           Here is Kat,
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Re-gluing a Maton Guitar Bridge

Seems like lately, we’re getting a lot of guitars with lifting bridges. This Maton ECG80W came into the shop with the bridge lifting.  Here are a few photos to tell the story. These images show the bridge lifting from the top. Once the string tension was released, the bridge dropped in place on the top
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Guitar repairs available Armstrong Lutherie Brisbane Qld

Repairing the binding on a Martin 000


Kathmandu Kids Guitar Gallery

All photos by Fred Husted – Husted Images           

Michael Fix plays the Kathmandu Kids Guitar


Best Woods for making an Acoustic Guitar

I am often asked about the best woods used when making a guitar One of the most frequently asked questions I get from people looking to make a guitar (and others generally) is:  What is the best wood for making an acoustic guitar?  Or alternatively, What difference does the species of wood used in the
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Soprano Ukulele Bridge Repair

In this post I demonstrate how a poorly glued on Soprano Ukulele bridge, done at the factory, has lead to the inevitable detachment of the bridge.  A short video shows you the problem, my approach to effecting the repair and the repaired uke.  The client in this case did not require the uke to be
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