Skylark’s Music Market
10am to 2pm
The Skylark Room and Burrinja are proud to present Skylark’s Music Market, a place where luthiers, instrument makers, collectors, enthusiasts and dabblers can come together to share all things music. Guitars, drums, records, amps, they’ll all be on show for you to try and buy straight from the creators.
The market runs every 2nd Sunday of the month from 10am to 2pm at the park outside Skylark and Burrinja, on the corner of Glenfern Rd and Matson Dr. Live music, food, drinks and great musical craft all day. Come along and play something!
Roderick Octigan is a boutique builder based in the East of Melbourne. Each instrument he creates is crafted by hand with absolute attention to detail. Using both Australian and imported tone woods,
he specialises in acoustic arch tops and caters for the discerning musician who is very particular in regards to the
tone, responsiveness, feel and playability of the instrument. His commitment to both the aesthetic and sonic quality of each guitar, combined with his love of creating them, means hundreds of hours are spent on each instrument and only one or two are completed each year.
Roderick has a small range of guitars and mandolins in stock to offer for sale but also does take orders for those who desire their own bespoke hand crafted arch top instrument made for them..
Black Diamond Cigar Box Guitars
My name is John Stax and I was the original bass player in the 60's UK band The Pretty Things. I now spend my days in my workshop building cigar box guitars.
I first saw someone playing one while on holiday in Noosa. I was immediately inspired to start making my own. Being a musician I have always had a keen interest in building guitars and had already made many acoustic and electric instruments. This was 2010 and I have not stopped producing them since.
I make traditional 3 string slide guitars as well as 3 and 4 string fretted using genuine cigar boxes. All are electric and have tone and volume controls and come with single coil or humbucker pickups.
Sachar Amos is a professional luthier specialising in handcrafting classical guitars and Guitar & Violin family restorations.
Sachar has worked for 25 years in the field of stringed instrument restoration and operates a stringed instrument restoration and making business from his workshop/studio in The Basin at the foothills of the Dandenong ranges.
At the music festival Sachar will have on display instruments that were badly damaged, that he's restored to original playing condition including Gibson mandolins, Kumale ukele and an ornate Greek bouzouki.
0425 782 681
Guy Mallaby offers over 2 decades of experience in guitar and stringed instrument making, repairs, rebuilds and craftsmanship. Formal training and education was completed at the Philip Carson-Crickmore - School of Guitar making in (1995). Work history and experience includes two major Australian guitar production companies: Maton Guitars (1998-99), Cole Clark Guitars (2014).
0402 737 762
Francis Jerome Handcrafted Guitars
Informed by his formal studies in Fine Art/Sculpture, Furniture Design/Craft and Anthroposophy, as well as many years industry experience as a designer-maker, Francis’s work is imbued with feel, texture, beauty and practicality, both visually and sonically.
Francis has developed a unique approach to design aesthetics and functionality. His delicate and intuitive sensibilities of line and form coupled with his innate relationship with the materials comes to full expression in the art of luthiery.
“Francis Jeorme Russo is a true artist and craftsmen. That Guitar was visually stunning and played like a dream”. - Paul McCracken, fingerstyle guitarist.
0407 533 819
The Harp Dude
I'm Jamie a.k.a The Harp Dude, I restore pre-war & other vintage harmonicas, I do custom rebuilds of new & vintage harmonicas with my own handmade Australian hardwood combs, I also do repairs on all models & brands of harmonica, I'm self taught & have been in business for the past 4 1/2 years...
Darren Trott’s Antique and Vintage
At Antique and Vintage we're bringing you the best Australian antique, vintage and retro furniture and collectibles, presenting a special music collection for this occasion.