The four members of 19-Twenty stand on a stage with a packed audience behind them. The crowed is cheering and excited.


Roderick Octigan’s workshop is based in Melbourne, Australia. Each instrument he creates is designed, crafted and finished entirely by his hand with absolute attention to detail.

Using sustainably sourced native Australian, and select imported woods, he specialises and is sought after for his renowned acoustic jazz archtop, hollowbody and semi hollow guitars. He caters for the discerning musician, both professional player and serious amateur alike, for whom tone, responsiveness, feel and playability are of particular importance.

His commitment to both the aesthetic and sonic quality of each instrument that leaves his workshop, combined with his love for each stage of creation, mean that in total hundreds of hours are poured into each piece. From the initial hunt for unique materials, all the way through to expertly applied and buffed coats of lacquer to the finished surface and final set up – as well as every step in between.

To own an Octigan Guitar is not to simply own a common musical instrument, but to possess a unique one of a kind artefact that tells a story of the cross sections of handcraft and musical precision