Welcome to Mark Gilbert Guitars
Mark Gilbert Guitars are superbly made electric guitars, handcrafted in Tasmania, Australia with special species wood and only the finest components.
Hailing from Tasmania, Mark Gilbert builds four trademark model guitars:
- The Wolf Mail Signature
- The Thylacine
- The Spotted Quoll
- The Sunburst.
Each is made with the finest, sustainably sourced Tasmanian wood including: figured Tasmanian Blackwood, Wattle, Black Heart Sassafras, Myrtle (Burled, Striped and Tiger) and Huon Pine.
The vast majority of these woods are sourced from Island Specialty Timbers, Geeveston, Tasmania – a member of Fine Timber Tasmania’s Chain of Custody (http://www NULL.chainofcustody NULL.com NULL.au/about NULL.html) organisation. A world first, Fine Timber Tasmania’s Chain of Custody is an innovative and credible program that guarantees the exotic Tasmanian timber has been legally sourced from a sustainably managed forest and represents a responsible purchase decision.
These woods offer a distinctly natural looking guitar. No two pieces of wood are the same and each guitar is unique.
To further enhance the uniqueness of a Mark Gilbert Guitar, purchasers can customise the instrument with a choice of high quality components, as well as specifying custom inlays on the body or fret board.
In using only the finest components, the prospective purchaser can choose from high quality parts such as Gotoh or Schaller bridges and pickups by EMG or TV Jones.
Mark Gilbert Guitars was established in 2010 and our guitars are highly prized by today’s musicians, including Wolf Mail.
About Mark Gilbert
Mark Gilbert made his first guitar in 1987.
Previously he has been a primary school teacher, graphic designer, sign-writer, engraver and a screen printer.
Mark has had a keen lover of the blues for nearly 30 years.
In the eighties Mark made friends with a Tasmanian drummer, the late Robin Andrews and his blues band “National Collection”. Through this band he met with many blues greats such as Robert Lockwood Junior, Champion Jack Dupree and Robert Cray, who all signed their own portraits that he had created of them.
These days Mark owns a design and printing company, Gecko Promotions (http://www NULL.geckopromotions NULL.com NULL.au), with his wife Karen, which services his native Tasmania.