Timeless Instruments Website of David Freeman, Canadian guitar maker

Kiwi Celt Wooden Flutes Makers of fine wooden flutes using New Zealand timbers A Tasmanian lumber yard specialising in guitar tonewoods. Robert MacMillan is a friendly bloke who knows his wood and is happy to help out with a project.

Laurie Williams  is a guitar maker in New Zealand’s far north. His instruments a made from ancient kauri, which dug out of New Zealand swamps where it has lain for thousands of years.

Beltona Cool New Zealand made resonator guitars, ukes and just about everything else. Apparently Eric Clapton owned a Beltona for a while.

Irish Music

Ballyscully An Irish music band based in Wellington, and featuring Paddy Burgin himself!

Ceol Aneas Irish music workshop, held in Nelson, NZ

Han’s Irish Music Homepage The ultimate page on the culture of Irish bouzoukis. How to play ’em. Who’s making them. A mine of information

Gráda Funky Irish band based in Dublin. The bassist is Wellington’s own Andrew Laking, with whom I used to gig in the ‘ole days. Rosemary Gano and Keith Carr, two Irish music specialists based in Washington DC. Keith plays a Burgin cittern.


David Lindley plays a range of stringed instruments, including a Burgin Weissenborn guitar.

Henry Kaiser California guitar guru who has collaborated with some of the world’s finest on countless recording projects.

Al Billings An Austin Texas guitar player and composer who plays a Burgin guitar on his latest recordings.

Warren Love A Wellington musician who has received accolades for his solo CD, Cowjazz. His primary instrument is a Burgin travel guitar.

Steve Bevis Australian singer/songwriter and player of a Burgin Shanghai bouzouki.





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