BETTA GUITARS

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Based in Perth, Western Australia, Betta Guitars specialise in making handcrafted steel string and classical acoustic guitars. Betta Guitars also provides a repair and maintenance service for your much loved instruments, both acoustic and electric, that need a bit of TLC.
Factory made guitars are made to pre-determined specifications regardless of the qualities of the individual pieces of wood, they are therefore less responsive. Luthier’s build each guitar to the potential of each piece of wood and have far greater impact in bringing out that potential than a factory assembly line worker ever could. Phone for an appointment with Ray Crotty at his personalised home-based studio in the Perth metro area, and experience the difference in sound and resonance that a handcrafted guitar delivers

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Rather than making a piece to a set size Betta Guitars’ luthier, Ray Crotty, appreciates that each piece of wood is different, even if it is the same species, and he will work each piece to it’s optimum to realise the best result from it. Factory guitars tend to be overbuilt and less responsive guitars. They are mass produced to be ‘strong’ so that few will be returned for warranty claims, but this is at the expense of the sound and resonance of the guitar.  A hancrafted guitar, on the other hand, is made as responsive as possible to maximise its’ sound, resonance and purity.
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Betta Guitars luthier Ray Crotty specialises in custom-made handcrafted guitars, made in Perth Western Australia. Ray Crotty has lived and trained as a luthier in Atlanta in the United States under master craftsman Gary Moore and luthier Tim Joy, and honed his skills further under the tutorage of renowned luthier Jeffrey Yong in Malaysia.
Ray has enjoyed playing guitars for many years. He was happy to pay someone to repair and service his guitars, but he found that he was not getting value for money as the repairs often demonstrated shoddy workmanship. For example, to keep the fretboard down whilst repairing one of Ray’s guitars, the repairer put gutter bolts through the transverse brace of a $5,000 acoustic guitar with a removable neck! After experiencing several more questionable repairs, Ray Crotty decided to trust no one else with his guitars and he started to learn to repair and maintain his own instruments, and this eventually lead to him building his own guitars. training in Atlanta, United States To further his knowledge and expertise, Ray Crotty embarked on a course of studies as a guitar maker and guitar repairer in Atlanta in the United States, under the expert tuition of renowned luthiers Gary Moore and Tim Joy. Ray returned to Perth, bringing with him a honed expertise which he has passionately applied to his business, offering Perth’s best guitar repair and guitar maintenance service, and delivering beautiful handcrafted bespoke guitars. training with Jeffrey Yong, Malaysia Jeffrey Yong is known for being the first luthier to build his guitars totally from non-traditional woods like Monkey pod and Mango. He's also the man whose guitar beat world renowned luthier Ervin Somogyi's in a blind test. In April 2013 Ray Crotty studied under Jeffrey Yong, keen to pick up things to add to his guitar building arsenal, excited to learn different ways / methods / thoughts on building guitars. Most of Betta Guitars’ custom work is on commission. If you would like Perth Luthier Ray Crotty to make you a custom made guitar handcrafted to your specifications then please phone Ray on 0449 878 438 or EMAIL Ray with your enquiry.
Ray’s promise to his customers is to provide an honest, affordable, and transparent service. Ray Crotty’s promise is delivered in the quality workmanship of the new-build or repairs and servicing of your existing guitar.
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“I’ve modified and adapted my bracing designs from the conventional for my steel string and classical guitars, combined with the strategic use of carbon fibre, and I believe they are both responsive and built to last. Through your selection of tonewood for your sound board , back and sides, fretboard, bridge, and body size you can customise your own guitar to reflect your tastes, or I usually have a few I’ve built already that you may like to choose from” Ray Crotty, Perth WA
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Based in Perth, Western Australia, Betta Guitars specialise in making handcrafted steel string and classical acoustic guitars. Betta Guitars also provides a repair, maintenance, and restoration service for your much loved instruments, both acoustic and electric, that need a bit of TLC.
Perth Luthier|Hand made guitars Perth|Guitar Repairer Perth WA
Perth Luthier|Hand made guitars Perth|Guitar Repairer Perth WA
Factory made guitars are made to pre- determined specifications regardless of the qualities of the individual pieces of wood, they are therefore less responsive. Luthier’s build each guitar to the potential of each piece of wood and have far greater impact in bringing out that potential than a factory assembly line worker ever could. Phone for an appointment with Ray Crotty at his personalised home-based studio in the Perth metro area, and experience the difference in sound and resonance that a handcrafted guitar delivers

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Rather than making a piece to a set size Betta Guitars’ luthier, Ray Crotty, appreciates that each piece of wood is different, even if it is the same species, and he will work each piece to it’s optimum to realise the best result from it. Factory guitars tend to be overbuilt and less responsive guitars. They are mass produced to be ‘strong’ so that few will be returned for warranty claims, but this is at the expense of the sound and resonance of the guitar.  A hancrafted bespoke guitar, on the other hand, is made as responsive as possible to maximise its’ sound, resonance and purity.
custom-made handcrafted guitars 
Betta Guitars luthier Ray Crotty specialises in custom made handcrafted guitars, made in Perth Western Australia. Ray Crotty has lived and trained as a luthier in Atlanta in the United States under master craftsman Gary Moore and luthier Tim Joy, and has also trained under renowned luthier Jeffrey Yong
Ray has enjoyed playing guitars for many years. He was happy to pay someone to repair and service his guitars, but he found that he was not getting value for money as the repairs often demonstrated shoddy workmanship. For example, to keep the fretboard down whilst repairing one of Ray’s guitars, the repairer put gutter bolts through the transverse brace of a $5,000 acoustic guitar with a removable neck! After experiencing several more questionable repairs, Ray Crotty decided to trust no one else with his guitars and he started to learn to repair and maintain his own instruments, and this eventually lead to him building his own guitars. training in Atlanta, United States To further his knowledge and expertise, Ray Crotty embarked on a course of studies as a guitar maker and guitar repairer in Atlanta in the United States, under the expert tuition of renowned luthiers Gary Moore and Tim Joy. Ray returned to Perth, bringing with him a honed expertise which he has passionately applied to his business, offering Perth’s best guitar repair and guitar maintenance service, and delivering beautiful handcrafted bespoke guitars. training with Jeffrey Yong, Malaysia Jeffrey Yong is known for being the first luthier to build his guitars totally from non-traditional woods like Monkey pod and Mango. He's also the man whose guitar beat world renowned luthier Ervin Somogyi's in a blind test. In April 2013 Ray Crotty studied under Jeffrey Yong, keen to pick up things to add to his guitar building arsenal, excited to learn different ways / methods / thoughts on building guitars. Most of Betta Guitars’ custom work is on commission. If you would like Perth Luthier Ray Crotty to make you a custom made guitar handcrafted to your specifications then please phone Ray on 0449 878 438 or EMAIL Ray with your enquiry.
Ray’s promise to his customers is to provide an honest, affordable, and transparent service. Ray Crotty’s promise is delivered in the quality workmanship of the new-build or repairs and servicing of your existing guitar.
CONTACT RAY Perth Luthier | Custom Guitar Maker Perth
© Betta Guitars 2012 | Perth Guitar Maker | Luthier Perth WA | Guitar Repairs, Guitar Servicing & Reconditioning | Guitar Restoration Perth | Perth Specialised Guitar Services
HANDCRAFTED GUITARS FOR SALE
0449 878 438
“I’ve modified and adapted my bracing designs from the conventional for my steel string and classical guitars, combined with the strategic use of carbon fibre, and I believe they are both responsive and built to last. Through your selection of tonewood for your sound board , back and sides, fretboard, bridge, and body size you can customise your own guitar to reflect your tastes, or I usually have a few I’ve built already that you may like to choose from” Ray Crotty, Perth WA
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