John Miners guitar

    About John Miner     

John has been Building & Repairing Guitars & Banjos since 1970

He currently offers...

Guitar Repairs

Banjo Repairs

Banjo Ukulele Repairs (Banjolele)

Mandolin Repairs

Ukulele Repairs

He also Buys, Sells & offers Trade-ins for the above instruments

All repairs have a lifetime guarantee

(excluding strings)


He learned the ukulele from his father as a child  then he started playing banjo in 1969 changing to (mainly) acoustic guitar in 1970.

In 1974 he opened The North Shore Piano and Music Centre in Crows Nest (Sydney) where he learned the finer points of repairing pianos & stringed instruments.  

The North Shore Piano and Music Centre also had a large music school where John taught Guitar and Banjo.

He sold the business in 1980 & moved to Cairns in North Queensland where he continued to deal in pianos, guitars and banjos.

As a solo performer John loves to play ragtime jazz, blues & country although he is competant in many other styles of music. He has performed in many bands from Folk-Dixeland Jazz and Country to Rock.            

In Oct 2015 John returned to his home in Brisbane after spending 4 years travelling around Australia in his Winnebago Motorhome playing music and collecting interesting stringed  instruments. 

A typical Google review

John is an amazing, charming, warm and talented lutheir. I had a 70 year old banjomandolin that had been quoted for repairs of between $600 and $1000 when I remembered a referral from a friend to go and see glad I did. John did such a quality job of fully restoring and converting my banjomandolin into a banjoukulele for only $300. I am blown away and happily and highly endorse John's craftsmanship. He has lots of instruments to sell as well. Get quotes from anywhere you like and then see John

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Tags: Brisbane Guitar Repair, Brisbane Banjo Repair, Brisbane Ukulele Repair

John Miner
111 Cinderella Dr
Qld 4127
0421 046 273

High blue fence
Park in driveway
Opening Hours
Mon 9am - 5pm
Tues 9am - 5pm
Wed 9am -5pm
Thurs 9am -5pm
Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun by appointment