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