Jupiter Creek Music was set up by
Rob Dick and it was a small volume, home instrument shop specialising in
solid body electric mandolin and ukulele family instruments, tenor guitars,
octave guitars, bouzoukis, six string guitars, lap steel guitars, the
dulcimer derived "Strummer From Down under", and the "Stomper" electric
Rob's stated aim was to build good sounding affordable instruments and
effects for people to enjoy using and enhance their performances.
He stated on his web page that if customers can't forgive the odd sanding
mark or scratch, or the lustre of a hand sprayed finish, then he would
prefer that they did not buy a hand-made Jupiter Creek Music instrument.
He added that the minor blemishes
and imperfections were the customer's guarantee that this instrument was
built in his home workshop in Adelaide, South Australia.
Rob also said that an instrument
made by Jupiter Creek Music gives the customer something different - a
unique instrument made with care by one person for another, giving
satisfaction to the maker and pride of exclusive ownership to the player.
Rob Dick was an extremely nice
guy who would help anyone out with any musical problem they had and he was
also very witty in his email correspondence.
Unfortunately and very sadly, Rob
suddenly passed away in 2012 so I was very pleased that I had the
opportunity to at least own an instrument that he had made.
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