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Trio hopeful to win on rosewoods

SWEET SOUNDS: Jack (left) and Harry (right) with their father, Gordon, put the handcrafted rosewood guitars to the test.
SWEET SOUNDS: Jack (left) and Harry (right) with their father, Gordon, put the handcrafted rosewood guitars to the test.

SOME stunning pieces of musical art are about to showcase the diverse talents of the Dorrigo Plateau at one of the country’s key events for aspiring rock’n’rollers.

The trio of rosewood electric guitars handcrafted by local artisan Gordon Buchanan will be put to good use at the Youth Rock event in Sydney on April 17.

“It was the first time I’d made a wooden guitar and they each took about 60 hours to complete so they are invaluable to me,” Mr Buchanan said. “But at least I know they will be in good hands.”

Those good hands belong to his sons, Jack and Harry, and mate, Zac Cotter, who collectively perform as ‘Miscellaneous’.

Well-known on the Plateau the boys sent a DVD to the Youth Rock organisers and were selected in the top 40 bands made up of high school students in the State. They will perform in the last semi-final of the event on Saturday, April 17, and are confident of making it through to the finals the next day.

What part the rosewood guitars will play in their success remains to be seen and heard but there is an online option to support the band without going to Sydney.

On the youth rock website, www.arrivealive.com.au/youthrock/home.html you can check out the bands in the Wilcard Competition page, login and simply vote for Miscellaneous.



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