Jack Spira and Shane Briggs

Young gun guitar maker Shane Briggs is back from his trip of Europe, where he exhibited at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin. Upon his return, Shane relocated from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley. While his new workshop is under construction (currently a concrete slab!), he has been lucky enough to share a workspace up in beautiful Gembrook with Guitar Maker Jack Spira, Piano Technician Cliff Meakin and Design Teacher Angela Cronin.

Shane is working on two classical guitars for this year's Melbourne Guitar Makers Festival. These guitars will be Shane's first attempt at building a classical guitar, but given the result of his first attempt at a Harp Guitar, we're sure they will turn out amazing!

Jack Spira is finishing off 7 guitars destined for Japan's Handcrafted Guitar Show later this month and has been lucky enough to have a helping hand from his father, John Spira!