At Etherial this vision is to provide a service where the focus is individual client based professional solutions. Every request is taken seriously and given significant thought to design an optimised musical solution for you.
This can range from conceptual and experimental instruments through to highly detailed works or art, or“stock” Etherial designs. There is also a range of artists instruments developed specific to each artist, these instruments are all available upon request as each guitar/bass is individually made to order.
The Service: To provide an intense design space where each instrument is individually designed to your requirements. This could be 6 string guitar, a 10 or even a 17 string. Whatever your requirements are a solution will be found to suit your musical needs.
Each order is viewed as design project where all the details are carefully discussed and planned to the smallest detail. A build won’t begin or payment received until all the details are resolved
Materials used: Proud to be using a selection of Australian timbers such as RedGum, Blackbutt and Jarrah. Specific materials can be selected to suit your tonal requirements and the Australian timbers used can greatly enhance your tone. Imported timbers aren’t used, as Australian timbers are superior in our opinion.
Carbon fibre is also being used extensively, from complete carbon fibre builds to combinations of timber and carbon to increase structural integrity and strength.
Carbon fibre is a great material as it’s inert to humidity and temperature changes so the addition of this material makes for a very stable instrument.
Metals such as brass, stainless steel, aluminum and steel are also used in various applications from inlay through to parts.
Who is Etherial:
Owner of Etherial, Matthew Brown, over the course of 9 years has dedicated himself to the advance of himself as a designer and craftsman. As such can offer a wide variety of options for an instrument. Working extensively with timbers, metals, polymers and composites he’s an artisan who blends old techniques rarely used with modern techniques and processes, while also being obsessed with pushing the limits of what can be done with materials. This is combine with a personal flair which can be directed and guided to suit your requirements.
Matthew is a Professional qualified Industrial Designer who through his studies has knowledge in advanced materials and processing, design thinking and application of this thinking.
Graduating with second class honours he’s willing to share his knowledge and experience to collaboratively work with clients down to the smallest detail.
Every order will be discussed individually with Matthew.
Every instrument is made to order and can be made for right or left handers. Lead times change depending on the complexity of the instrument but typically there is a 16-20 week wait from the start of the build phase. There is also a design phase before this which can range in time.
Feel free to have a look around the website, listen to some tone samples or visit Etherial on facebook.
Look forward to hearing from you!