In a small purpose built workshop meters from Australia’s Gold Coasts famous surfing beaches is where you will find Aaron Fenech, a skilled craftsman and luthier who handcrafts some of the finest guitars that are both visually and acoustically unique!
Aaron completed his first apprenticeship in 1997 in automotive refinishing before he set out shortly after to complete qualifications in carpentry after developing a desire to work with all things timber. Always one striving to find his passion Aaron’s commitment to change and evolution lured him towards going to university to pursue a Science degree and in 2003 Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Science after studying units in environmental science, oceanography and material science and engineering; fields akin to his passions of surfing and music. After many years professionally employed in these fields Aaron’s passions of surfing, music and art with his combined trade skills and knowledge attracted Aaron to the ‘art of guitar making’.
Aaron’s skills and knowledge in guitar making continued to develop over many years from building and repairing guitars and from his time spent studying with some of the finest master luthiers in Australia who are renowned nationally and internationally for their experience and passion to create beautiful and innovative guitars! With this solid tutelage in the traditional art form of acoustic guitar building, Aaron officially launched Fenech Guitars in 2016 and shifted his focus to further his training in more modern advancements such as modal tuning to optimise particular resonant frequencies.
His focus and training in these modern aspects has enabled him to blend both traditional and modern techniques to purposefully define the voice of his guitars which have become renowned for delivering exceptional ‘tone and volume’. Fenech Guitars are quickly gaining recognition as being some of the finest Australian made guitars and have been purchased by some of Hollywood’s renowned celebrities and are played by some of Australia’s highest selling artists!