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Specialised in Instrument Service (Piano and Guitar). Repairs, Restorations, Custom Build Guitars, Piano Tuning and more #gourley_music

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Playing a very unique guitar that was gifted to a dear friend of mine. On of the last (4?) guitars that came out of the Suzuki guitar factory, here in Kiso Fukushima, Japan. It hasn't been played for over 30 years and was build aprox 80 years ago... absolutely beautiful. Full sound, big bass . Follow me to hear more about this amazing trip . #kisofukushima #kiso #japanese #japan #guitar #newbeginnings #newlife #gift #friend #friends #acousticguitarist #acousticguitars #classicalmusic #classics #660 #scale #rosewood #cedar #mahogany #classicalguitar #special #firsttime #travel #overseas #international #work #blessed #old @thomaslloydguitars
Just a quick snap shot of the river outside the Kiso Guitar Making School... in, well you guessed it... Kiso Fukushima, Japan. Had quite a bit of rain over the last couple of days. But there is nothing like to sound of water. Love it.  Follow us on instagram and see what we are doing here on this special trip  #river #water #travel #japanese #japan #kisovalley #kisoguitarmakingschool #rain #flow #strong #special #tree #trees #black #blackriver #kiso #guitar #guitarbuilding #woodworking #instagram #insta @thomaslloydguitars
Sometimes when its noisy in the workshop its better to have ear protection and what better way to do so than with a little teamwork?? #friends #friend #colleagues #family #familia #musica #music #guitar #acousticguitars #acousticguitar #wood #woodworking #mill #japanese #japan #silly #humor #humour #crazy #fun #jokes #joke #school #teaching #learning #student #teacher #instagram #lovelife #love @thomaslloydguitars
Meet "mama" who looked after us last nights dinner with the students of the Kiso Guitar Making School and a lot of sake from made here in Kiso itself. She sure did enjoy a good hug. Especially after it got out that both of us are single haha A special thanks to our Japanese friends.  #sake #kisovalley #kiso #japan #japanese  #japanesefood #japanesegirl #mama #crew #group #hug #cuddle #food #tasty #delicious #guitar #guitarbuilding #teachingabroad #romantic #instrument #teacher #assistant #learning #minime #night #dinner #music #musica #single #instagram @thomaslloydguitars
Cutting up some stunning Cyprus and Cherry birch and Magnolia all from the Kiso valley, Japan for the guitar building course on this HUGE bandsaw. Starting on Sunday. Speachless about the machines and helpfull people. Very excited to be able to show my respect to the beautiful history the Suzuki music factory left behind and people that have been helping us at the Kiso Guitar Making school  #kiso #japan #woodworking #wood #kisovalley #suzuki #guitars #history #respect #amazing #thankfull #musica #music #student #teaching #instrument #building #love #hobby #bandsaw #3 #cypress #magnolia #japanese #teachingabroad #teacher #instrument #instagram #vero #video #tour @thomaslloydguitars
Found a little treasure at the local saw mill, Japanese Magnolia grown in the Kiso Valley. This pile of "kindling" (or part of) will now be used as braces, bridges and fretboard for the Kiso guitar building course. How special is that!!?? #wood #woodworking #woodwork #handcrafted #guitarbuilding #guitarmaker #guitarman #kisovalley #kisofukushima #course #learn #learning #teachingabroad #teacher #japan #asia #ilovewhatidoforaliving #history #historyinthemaking #magnolia #grown #local #special #music #luthier #awesome #newlife #second #treasure #secret
This is how we operate our group-hearing-protection programe at the saw mill, cutting up timber for the guitar building course.. what an incredible day.  #saw #sawmill #wood #woods #mill #timber #japan #international #travel #tour  #tourism #kisovalley #guitar #acoustic #guitarbuilding #course #teaching #teachingabroad #assistant #assist #excited #experience #great #awesome @thomaslloydguitars
My Japanese style hotel room in Kiso Fukushima at the @mikawaya hotel, falling in love with the Japanese culture really quick. Here assisting the guitar building course starting this weekend.  #japan #kisofukushima #kisovalley #guitarbuilding #course #travel #international #teaching #teachingabroad #assistant #music #musica #guitar #acoustic #acousticguitar #classical #steel #steelstring #first #history #suzuki #suzukiguitar #excited
Arrived in Kiso, Japan with only a tiny bit of luggage. Luckily most of it will stay in Kiso Fukushima, assisting the guitar building course starting this weekend.  #japan #kisofukushima #kisovalley #guitarbuilding #course #travel #international #teaching #teachingabroad #assistant #music #musica #guitar #acoustic #acousticguitar #classical #steel #steelstring #first #history #suzuki #suzukiguitar #excited
Just arrived at my hotel, the #centurionhotel #grand #akasaka in #tokyo I'm excited about tomorrow. Going to Kiso Fukushima in Japan and get starterd on setting up the workshop for the #guitarbuilding #course.  #lovewhatido❤️ #lovewhatidoforaliving #tokyo #japan #music #musica #guitars #history #guitar #awesome #family #teacher #teaching #woodwork #woodworking #longtrip #exhausted #japan #fukushima
On my way to Japan together with Groot Jnr. Double business trip. First to assist in teaching a unique and historical guitar building course in Kiso, Japan where the Suzuki guitar were build till the 80s. And after that i have to select pianos to be imported to Australia... yes mean a warehouse full of piano to pick from... and yes... life is tough 😉  #japan #history #historyinthemaking #guitar #guitarbuilding #pianotuner #pianotechnician #piano #tokyo #qantas #melbourne #businesstrip #love #passion #excited #music #awesome #adventure #ilovewhatidoforaliving #special #suzuki #fly #iamgroot #musica
This #12string guitar came into my workshop as it needed some repairs, after a close inspection i realised that the bridge needed to come off, 1 soundboard brace reglued, saddle replaced, and fretboard needed some TLC. Stay tuned to watch the process  #bridge #big #repair #acoustic #acousticguitarists #old #mahogany #wood #guitar #guitarbuilding #luthier #rebuilding #music #musica #lovewhatido❤️ #lovewhatidoforaliving #melbourne #nillumbik
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You know that whenever you drive to work, nothing exciting ever really happens. Well today was not one of those day, where at the beginning of our street a stolen car was torched  #burn #burning #cartrouble #car #fire #firefighter #fireball #acoustic #guitar #guitarbuilding #piano #pianotechnician #pianotuner #music #early #morning #tuesday #melbournelife #melbourne #hildebrandroad #cottlesbridge #street #thuglife #nillumbik #cfa #country #firemen
Step 2; Making the moulds for the #guitarbuilding #course in Kiso, Japan, where I'll be #assistant to #teacher @thomaslloydguitars . These will be the shapes of the guitars. They are a #replica of the original Suzuki guitars Cutting out the shapes with a bandsaw close to size. There only about 32 of them 😉. Step 3 coming soon, stay tuned... #kiso #japan #international #luthier #guitar #travel #workshop #wood #woodworking #history #excited #special #invited #friends #respect #tradition #traditional #passion #followyourdreams #ilovewhatidoforaliving #timelapse #super #acoustic #music #acousticguitar
Preparations are going on full steam. Here a real time video of me making the moulds for the students in Kiso, Japan, these will essentially be the shapes of the guitars. They are replicas of the original Suzuki guitars.  This video is step one, cutting out the rough shapes with a jig saw.  Stay tuned to see what the next step will be... #kiso #japan #international #luthier #guitar #guitarbuilding #travel #workshop #wood #woodworking #history #excited #special #invited #friend #friends #respect #tradition #traditional #passion #followyourdreams  #ilovewhatido❤️ #ilovewhatidoforaliving #gourley_music #timelapse #hyperspeed #fast #acoustic #music #acousticguitar
Some very exciting news. I've been invited to assist in teaching guitar building course in Kiso, Japan. This is where they used to make the Suzuki Guitars. Let the count down begin. It will be the first time guitars will be build in Kiso since production seized in the 70s  #kiso #japan #international #luthier #guitar #guitarbuilding #travel #workshop #wood #woodworking #history #excited #special #invited #friend #friends #respect #tradition #traditional #passion #followyourdreams  #ilovewhatido❤️ #ilovewhatidoforaliving
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