Any Australian guitar player into pedals and high quality gear will have at least heard of Melbourne's Deluxe Guitars, if not happily spent money there from time to time. Many of the world's great pedal manufacturers will be aware of Deluxe Guitars too, as they carry over 2000 different pedals from every corner of the globe at all times. It is an astonishing selection. I have known the Shanahan family since they moved into South Melbourne back in the 90's. I've been visiting/spending/working/rehearsing and ogling at their complex ever since. So here's a look at Deluxe Guitars and my inaugural episode of Great G.A.S. Houses of The World. I'll try and put a new episode together every month or so, depending on where my travels take me.
Many thanks to Michael Shanahan and the staff at Deluxe Guitars/Backline for their time and co-operation. Rock on.