Hi my name is Peter Pollard of Neptune’s Guitars, I have been making and repairing guitars since 1998.
I started my journey in to wood working from the early age of 9 when I endeavoured to make a plywood skin boat in secret in the garage. Four spar’s later , all of Dad’s 2×1 pine and dowels, a severe chastising and an incomplete boat is as far as I got.
In 1987, after my schooling had finished, I started a shop fitter and detail joiner apprenticeship, 4 hard years later I had completed. During the final years of my apprenticeship I suffered a terrible motor cycle accident which left me with a damaged back and caused me to take four months of work. After my recuperation I wanted to further my skill base and took a Journeyman’s course between 1993 & 1995. This course gave me the skills required for carpentry and house building.
By 1997 the damage done to the discs in my back had left me incapable of doing any of the heavy joinery work for which I was trained and forced me to stop work and start physio therapy.
After rehabilitation I started making box drums and xylophones as children’s toys from jarrah, brushed box and rosewood. From these small musical beginnings I found a love for the combination of woodwork and music. This new found passion led me to Gilet Guitars for a 3 month traineeship under the instruction of Gerard Gilet during which time I completed my first acoustic bass guitar. After the 3 months training had been completed Gerard kept me on board and showed me the backbone of lutherie which involved jig & mould making, tooling and the philosophy of combining passion and practicality.
After 4 years of working and forming great friendships at Gilet Guitars I settled Neptune’s Guitars in the lower Blue Mountains and concentrated on my own business and clients. Take some time to look at my latest creations.