Luthier on Luthier: Beau Hannam

After finishing degrees in Theology and Fine Arts, Beau Hannam learned to make guitars in Gerard Gillet’s shop in Australia. Beau then went onto teach and build guitars alongside Gerard for the next 10 years, before moving to the U.S. in 2010.

For Episode 57, Beau fills us in on his time as a luthier in Australia and his reasons for leaving. He also tells us why he started making ukes, and we also learn about his novel inlay techniques and his YouTube instructional videos. Finally, we go through a long list of people who should not listen to this interview.


This episode is sponsored by Acoustic Coffee Company, Allied Lutherie and Dream Guitars.