episode 47 ive been busy

May 13, 2018

Hi wonderful people, I’m uploading from my phone this time so I hope this works. i’ve been setting up the shop for the last couple of weeks so I had some thoughts and wanted to share them.


Episode 46 Shop talk, boards tuners and ply

April 26, 2018

In this episode Mark and I set out to talk about soldering and all the things that entailed. However we got sidetracked with other topics. As some of you may know I am about to open a bricks and mortar store in Australia that will center around my CBG builds and vintage Japanese guitars. Will it work out? I hope so!! This is a new project that I hope will be of interest and I intend to bring you guys along for the ride. 

Big thanks goes again to Mark for making himself available and to you the listener for supporting the show by subscribing. Please don't forget to like the show on itunes by giving us 5 stars and leaving a comment as this helps us to get noticed. 

Mark and I promise to discuss electrics in the next episode.

Big thanks

Adam Harrison


Episode 45 Scott Osborne from Dirty Bird Guitars

April 14, 2018

In this episode I speak with Scott Osborne fron Dirty Bird Guitars. Scot is an independent builder who loves Van Halen and Washburn Guitars. Definately not a bad combo!! This was a really fun interview and Scott was a fantastic guest. Check out Dirty Bird Guitars on FAcebook and don't forget to like his page. 

If you know a guitar builder who you think deserves to have her, or his work promoted here please contact me (Adam) at thehandcraftedguitarbuilder@gmail.com give me their details. 

Thankyou to our followers and please don't forget to give us 5 stars at itunes and leave a comment. 

Regards Adam Harrison


Fighting Fit and Ready to go!!!

April 8, 2018

We are back! After a break from regular broadcasts Mark and I are back to talk about all things guitar related. As usual we will be coming from a home made (hand crafted) perspective and our focus ranges from CBGs to solid body electric guitars. 

On another note we say a sad goodby to Ukulele Ray, one of our previous guests. God bless and rest in piece mate. Our thoughts go out to your friends and family. For those who didn't get the chance to see him perform, have a listen to our interview from last year. 

Best wishes 

Adam and Mark


I’m NOT a snob, well not really:)

March 19, 2018

It has been a while since the last episode and it is totally my fault. I've had a few issues occuring that have impacted on my ability to produce these podcasts. But I'm back and reallyb happy to be able to bring you more content. In this episode I give myself a bit of a kick in the bum for being a little snobby when it comes to tools. Really, I have no right to. I must admit that I wasn't intending to be a snob but I think a comment that I made was taken that way. You let me know what you think.
A big thank you to our followers and patron and please don't forget to give us a rating with itunes if you get the chance. 

Thanks again 



Episode 42 Brookwood Guitars

January 29, 2018

Sorry for the delay.

Today's episode is with Greg from Brookwood Guitars. Greg is based in Victoria and builds 3 string fretless electric box guitars with stunning Australian timbers. His extensive woodworking history certainly shines in this episode, so sit back, relax and enjoy.

Adam Harrison


Episode 41 Pat Keegan from Pat Keegan Guitars

January 21, 2018

This week we recieved our first patron. It was a huge boost for me to realise that someone out there liked the show enough to do that. So, a huge thank you. I also want to thank our subscribers, your support of the show is greatly appreciated. 

Pat Keegan is a guitar builder from the South Coast of NSW in a town called Ulladulla. He builds electric guitars from reclaimed pallet timber as well as with native Australian timbers. He's a great bloke and gave some insights into his building proceedures. He also works with a minimum of hand tools. Be sure to check him out on instagram at pat_keegan_guitars and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/patrick.keegan

Big thanks and don't forget to join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1293715283982291/

Adam Harrison



Ep 40 Tom Holben from Tomzflippinguitarshop

December 17, 2017

Tom is a down to earth guitar builder who uses reclaimed timber and licence plates to build fantastic guitars. We talk about learning about the craft of building guitars and our favorite podcasts, builders and tools. I'm so jealous that he got to meet Rick and Cindy from Carmine St Guitars. 

Thanks for listening!



Are handmade guitars too expensive?

December 3, 2017

Firstly, I'm not saying that they ARE too expensive, I'm just playing devil's adjocate. This podcast is in response to a youtube clip that was uploaded a couple of weeks ago. Let me knopw what you think.

I'm sorry for the quality of the audio from the last couple of episodes, it's just been particularily difficult to fin d the time to do the podcasts and the last couple of interviews have fallen through due to scheduling. 

Food for thought.



Episode 38 Don’t be Afraid to Sell Your Guitars

November 26, 2017

This episode is about selling your guitars. I have almost 20 years of retail sales experience and I thought I'd share my experiences in a couple of music stores on my last holiday. The stores I visited were awesome, the staff very friendly and my pockets were relatively full. However, I left Brizzy empty handed and a little frustrated. What I needed was a sales person to actively sell me the product I was pondering over. I realised later that had the sales person taken the lead and made some sugestions then I would have made some cool purchases. Again I really liked the stores and the staff and I WILL BE BACK! I hope this comes across in the podcast. Don't forget to leave a review or comments and..

Thanks for listening. 

Adam Harrison