Harvester #47 finished, photographed and delivered to Dandy Warhols soundcheck at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne. Sounded terrific through a few big muffs and four AC30s.
Beautiful recycled, re-milled hoop pine from the Mackay Port sugar shed ( circa 1934 ). A 32" scale bass and 28.5" scale baritone guitar in progress.
Serie Antonio headstock - West Australian sheoak meets polished aluminium.
Currently taking custom Harvester guitar orders for delivery from Jan 2015.
* I require 1/3 deposit upon email confirmation of order.
Base price is AU$2850 ( 2 pickup hardtail guitar with hybrid aluminium/hardwood neck ) or AU$2600 for wooden necked guitars ( either set or bolt neck construction )
These instruments are hand made in my one-man workshop in Melbourne, Australia. There are no 'models' as such, I am happy to repeat or revisit older Harvesters for new customers but I am also always looking for new antidotes and avenues to explore.
I ship guitars all over the world. Recent guitar orders have come in from Norway, Czech Republic, USA & Italy. My workshop in Seddon is also open ( by appt ) to Melbourne musicians for repairs, setups & restorations. 0434 944 104
'Harvester by Mastery' vibratos now available on new custom orders.
Harvester #42 in progress.
Currently accepting orders for delivery Dec 2014.
Some new Harvester Antonio drop-top bodies featuring cocobolo and vintage NOS formica.
Current ( Jan 2014 ) order details for custom Harvesters :
Wooden necked instruments from AU$2600 one third down, allow 6 - 8 months TBC.
Antonio hybrid metal/wood neck instruments from AU$2850 one third down, allow 6 - 8 months TBC.
* please visit the HARVESTER PAGE on fetishguitars.com - a beautifully designed, non-profit site featuring an overview of 'different' guitar design from around the world, focusing on Italian oddities of the 1950s and 60s and now featuring my latest work with aluminium hybrid neck guitars.
A word about ordering a guitar from Harvester :
Wooden necked custom instruments starting from $2600 including a case.
Serie Antonio guitars with hybrid aluminium neck from $2850 ( hardtail 2 pickups, solidbody ) including a case.
I require 1/3 of the build price up front. Completion takes 5 months, balance of payment is due before delivery.
Delivery worldwide via Fedex/UPS insured is at the customer's expense and currently averages around $200 - $250 to Europe/USA.
This price covers a totally handcrafted instrument in the style represented in many of the photos on this site, with a hard tail bridge. Complicating/time-consuming factors simply add increments to the build price, they also add fun to the whole process for us both. Tremolo systems & other hardware are added to the base-price at cost.
I am happy to push each unique guitar project into new territory and don't charge extra for left-handed instruments. Feel free to contact me with an idea and I'll let you know when I can commence your guitar-build and together we can hammer out the details.
I think I have enough of my work shown here and on my flickr site to give an idea of what I'm into guitar-wise ... it's a niche and it's a pleasure to have carved out a little corner of the guitarmaking, guitarfixing world - hopefully without repeating the same-old same-old designs.
Harvester #25 : Antonio Prototipo - details of construction here
Harvester 22 sold to Daniel in Bergen, Norway *see also Completed Instruments
'H' neck plate on dramatically spalted blackheart sassafras.
a left handed Harvester Custöhm relaxing on the deck with some vintage friends.