Inaugural Australian Luthier and Archetier Congress is the First to be Held in the Southern Hemisphere


The inaugural Australian Luthier and Archetier Congress was held from July 13th – 20th 2019 at The Scots School in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

The congress is the first international Luthier and Archetier gathering in the southern hemisphere and featured lectures and tutoring from respected international luthiers including David Burgess, Hugh Withycombe, Jeffrey Holmes, Jerry Pasewicz, Peter Goodfellow, and Rainer Beiharz.

The Congress aimed to “to bring together Luthiers and Archetiers from Australia and Internationally in a collegiate working environment, where information, technics and processes are shared, discussed and demonstrated in a non-competitive way” and featured collaborative workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. More information on the Congress can be found at: