The Voice of the Wood
A short documentary film about Luthier Daniel Hoban by film maker Tarek Neruda
About Daniel Hoban
Daniel Hoban is an independent Guitar Maker based in Northcote, Melbourne. Daniel individually crafts classical and steel string guitars and the mandolin family instruments; mandolin, octave, mandola and mandocello, using traditional and contemporary styles. His attention to fine detail is notable and this combined with his dedication to using carefully selected timbers of rare beauty, result in instruments each with unique character and rich tone and balance.
Daniel is also a skilled repairer and has expertly restored many vintage, antique and contemporary instruments. Daniel studied guitar making in Manchester, UK; completing a diploma in musical instrument technology in 2008, after which he returned to Melbourne to establish his own workshop in 2009.
In August 2019 he travelled to Granada, Spain to enter a guitar in the prestigious competition at the Granada International Guitar Festival and undertake professional development in classical guitar building and finishing with esteemed guitar makers; Rene Baarslag and Ana Espinosa.