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August 7, 2018

Classical Bass #10 incorporates a ‘triple reflex’ design in which the back is divided at the waist into two reflex panels, braced and tuned to fundamental frequencies which couple reflexively with the top fundamental mode through the enclosed air volume. The result is...

April 10, 2018

The Melbourne Guitar Quartet has taken delivery of their second treble guitar, T20 (the 20th treble guitar made since the inception of the Classical Guitar Family). Graham has used a 5X4 pawlonia lattice capped with carbon fibre for this treble rather than a 5X3 pawlon...

April 10, 2018

Meredith Connie is newly returned from the United States, where she made her living as a teacher, performer and composer for nearly twenty years.  Upon her return, she took up playing her newly made Caldersmith guitar, custom made for her at a scale of 630....

January 4, 2018

Sèbastien Llinares from Paris, a renowned concert guitarist has recorded three CD's, featuring the Graham Caldersmith concert guitar. Including a recording of the Bach Goldberg Variations with his colleague Nicolas Lestoquoy, also playing a Graham Caldersmith concert g...

October 9, 2017

Discover more about the Classical Guitar Family here.

September 6, 2017

Here are a number of articles featuring Graham Caldersmith. 

Order of Australia

Graham received the Order of Australia honours for his services to musical instrument making.

Click here to read the article from the ABC. 

Click here to read the article from the Port News

A da...

July 3, 2017

When did you make your first guitar? 
 When I was in secondary school (about 17 years old), I was fascinated by a semi-acoustic guitar I saw at a friend’s place. I dismantled an old plywood door at home and made a dreadful guitar painted red and reinforced with a tyre...

July 3, 2017

 The essential and acoustic design of the violin has not changed since the mid 16th  century when Andrea Amati in Cremona, Paolo Maggini in Brescia and Jacob Steiner in Absam  produced superb instruments in sufficient numbers to establish the violin , viola and violonc...

June 29, 2017

Here is the latest video from Holland. It shows you the the power and beauty of the little Caldersmith octave guitar providing a harpsichord like tinkle-tinkle amidst 108 standard guitars.

June 29, 2017

Paulownia is native to China and cultivated extensively across Eastern Asia, but is also now being used for reforestation programmes in other countries, including Australia - many of the hippies in our area had the foresight to plant paulownias 15 - 20 years ago so the...

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The Classical Guitar Family and the Octave Guitar

October 9, 2017

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