Cloud Nine Guitars
Cloud Nine Guitars
Cloud Nine Guitars


Cloud Nine Guitars, is a small business that specialises in custom built acoustic guitars, Cloud Nine Guitars has a long steady history of over 30 years, it is currently based in beautiful Port Douglas...and is now up For Sale.

Are you considering that ''Sea Change''?

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Guitar Building Courses @ Cloud Nine Guitars
Hello Fellow Guitar Building Enthusiasts!
Cloud Nine Guitars Acoustic Guitar Building Course is a very personal experience and we design the course around times that suit your travel &/or work needs with regards to annual leave, holidays etc.

If you would love to have your very own Hand Crafted Acoustic Guitar that you built is the time !

Contact us below to discuss Our Flexible Course Dates

See at the bottom of this page for Course Information and a contact form.
So there you have it - BOOK-Match NOW ! (Little Luthier joke there...sorry)
We look forward to working with you.

Mark & Lisa
Cloud Nine Guitars
Ph: + 61 7 4099 1682

Cloud Nine Guitar Building Course Information

Our course are privately run and conducted in our work shop in Port Douglas,Tropical North Queensland; over a four week period.
You will construct your guitar from flat solid timbers (no kit parts) and receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completion.

A normal day starts at 8.00 am and finishes at 5.00 pm (Mon--Fri), and if necessary we work Saturdays to keep schedule. The course at Cloud Nine is a " full on " immersion in Guitarmaking and you will also see and learn numerous and varied repair work which comes in and out of our workshop during the length of your course.

Guitar building is an extremely rewarding and challenging experience; Cloud Nine Guitars Build Your Own Custom Guitar is a very personal, individual course which is designed around you! We only take on one student at a time which helps you enjoy your time at Cloud Nine as well as ensuring your guitar is of Professional Luthier quality and style!

The total cost for all instruction, use of tools, including materials to construct your own Hand Built Acoustic
Guitar is $4,500.00 AU.

(N.B. Guitar case is not included in the course price).

Materials Used (depending on availability at time of course)

Guitar Top - AAA Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides - AAA Figured Maple Silkwood, QLD Maple or Local Raintree
Neck - AAA Maple or Mahogany
Bindings - Solid Timbers
Bridge & Fingerboard - Rosewood, Gidgee or Ebony
Machine Heads - Gotoh
Truss Rod - Gotoh
Strings - D'addario EXP 12 gauge or equivalent

You will have the opportunity to experience basic inlay techniques and we encourage you to create a unique look for your guitar. Past students have all constructed top quality guitars and 95% had no prior woodworking experience, some of whom have gone on to set up
their own guitarmaking shops!

All accommodation, travel and food costs are at your own expense, (morning & afternoon coffee/tea/biscuits are provided) and we will happily assist with local information to make arrangements easy for you...just ask; we are happy to help!

Port Douglas is a world class destination often visited by world leaders, movie stars etc. but has retained its laid back atmosphere! The closest town to the Great Barrier Reef and world heritage rainforest and many other must do attractions.
This can make your visit really special and if you travel with a partner, family or friend; you can relax in the knowledge they
will have plenty of activites to keep them busy while you build your Guitar!

Please check out this website for more info on fabulous Port Douglas:

If you are interested in our Guitar Building Courses
Please contact us using the form below and we will contact you as
soon as possible

Kind Regards
Mark & Lisa
Cloud Nine Guitars
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