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“There aren’t many great guitar techs in Melbourne, let alone Australia. Ryan is exceptional and works to get the right setup for you.”

- Sam Lowe, Sam Lowe Sound

“I'm pretty sure Colourtone Guitars is the best in town for repairs and setups. Ryan always fixes our band's stuff when we smash it up, which we do consistently because we are Mesa Cosa. He has fixed shattered headstocks, replaced countless nuts, machineheads and tuning pegs, and set up all of our guitars and basses and they rule. Too many input jacks re-wired to count. His setups are tailored to my extremely aggressive playing style and it's unreal. I am always impressed with Ryan's skills”

- Andrew Marty, Mesa Cosa / Undercover Crops

“Ryan has been a constant technical saviour and endless source of inspiration for tone and quality. His incredibly wide range of knowledge has never ceased to impress me over the years from impeccable set-ups and repairs to brilliant customizations - such as when he fitted a series parallel switch to my Jag which created a guitar tone that I now could not live without. Such a reasonable price for such a talented and attentive luthier”

- Grischa Zahren, The Baudelaires.



“Colourtone is the go-to guitar tech for our local and international touring roster. From pre tour set ups and on tour adjustments, through to the inevitable post tour repairs, Colourtone always has us covered. Highly recommend!”

- Blair Wittstadt, Possum Stomp Bookings

“Colourtone guitars restored and repaired my mothers mandolin, which had been neglected and not kept in ideal conditions for the past 20 years . The service was prompt , efficient and technician was polite and extremely helpful . I have no hesitation in recommending Colourtone Guitars and am so thrilled to have my mothers mandolin restored to its former glory! Thank you Colourtone”

- Phillippa Sommer

"My Strat and Tele have never played and sounded so good and they are both set up to my custom spec. Ryan’s the man! Cheers”

- Keith Townsend

“Absolute legend, has worked on numerous guitars and banjos for me. Quick turn around, immaculate work and reasonably priced. Very knowledgeable and not too pushy with set up options. Highly recommend.”

-Brett Marshall, Mightiest of Guns / Cash Savage and the Last Drinks

“If you love your guitars and basses then you need someone who is passionate, knows and cares about making them sound and feel their best and to your satisfaction. Ryan's workmanship and attention to detail is of the highest standard.. and you know that because you can't stop playing your guitas after he's finished with them”

-Evripides Evripidou

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