We Chat With Local Luthier Martin Pratley Ahead Of The Melbourne Guitar Show
If you haven't heard of Pratley Guitars, there's every chance you'll get to know them very, very soon. For years, luthier Martin Pratley and his team have been creating incredible custom guitars, stompboxes and cajons out of their workshop on the Gold Coast, sourcing local timbers to create unique instruments with a tone and level of pedigree that separates them from the rest. As well as having a prominent following in Canada, Pratley's designs have been co-signed by Australian heavyweights such as John Butler, Tash Sultana and Ash Grunwald, and it only looks like more musicians will be jumping aboard the Pratley train as the company continues to expand its horizons. Ahead of the Melbourne Guitar Show, we caught up with Martin to chat about the history of the company, the benefits of using local tonewoods, and what to expect from Pratley Guitars in the near future.
Read the full interview http://www.mixdownmag.com.au/spotlight-pratley-guitars