Luthier on Luthier: Tim Kill

October 2021

Tim Kill started building guitars as a teenager in his grandfather’s workshop. He then went on to travel the world before returning home to Australia to play bass in bands, study classical guitar building, and double bass restoration, repair and construction.

Tim then went onto to start his own shop building a wide variety of instruments including stick basses, Indian classical slide guitars and Weissenborns. During our chat, Tim tells us about his influences, the handmade tools that his grandfather left him, his finishing processes and his non-guitar hobby… racing vintage motorcycles.

Link: timkillcustom.com

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

Below pic: Tim along with one of his grandfather’s tools / clamps.