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1990 Human Hands exhibition, Adelaide
1992 "Sustainable use of Rainforest timber" lecture, Wilderness society, Adelaide
1993 "Australian Guitar Show," Adelaide
1994 "Classical guitar construction" lecture, Music branch, Adelaide.
1994 Australian guitar show, Adelaide
1995 "Jim Redgate guitars" Messenger Newspaper, Australia
1995 Darwin International Guitar Festival, Darwin
1994 "Great guitars" Advertiser Newspaper, Australia
1996 "Great Acoustics" by Rick Turner, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, USA
1996 "Musical Instrument Makers of South Australia" display (MIMOSA), Victor Harbour Festival
1996 "Renowned Luthier Jim Redgate" DB Magazine Australia
"I've owned a J. K. Redgate for over a year now and I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to play this lovely, beautiful guitar most everyday. I happen to own the very guitar that was photographed and featured in Acoustic Guitar magazine back in April of '96...
"My naive notion of finding an affordable gem by Fleta, Hauser or any of the famous traditional makers was quickly dashed after seeing some of the inflated, unbelievable price tags. Fortunately, I encountered a very knowledgable and patient fellow, familiar with the efforts of most of the contemporary luthiers including Smallman, Redgate, Humphrey, Howell et. al. and he insisted that I try out a number of different guitars including the Redgate, each for a few days at a time before making any decision...
"The Redgate, I found was blessed with superb intonation and treble/bass balance throughout. The ease with which it played after struggling with that long scale for so many years, was a dream. The shape of the fingerboard and scale length seemed a perfect fit for my hands. Its rich tone, grand volume and the overall beauty of the guitar (the product of an apparent master craftsman) made it a very attractive purchase. Naturally, I expected a something of an adjustment period, but I had no idea that this would come to be such a unique and inspiring experience. I'm only now beginning to appreciate the finer qualities, nuances and expressive potential of this guitar and I thank you very much for providing that opportunity."
Gil Rodriguez, Santa Barbara CA
"I'm delighted to find you on the Internet. I visited you in Adelaide in August last year and bought one of your guitars, which we all enjoy playing very much. It has great tone, volume and sustain, and the notes are true right up the fingerboard."Martin Symonds, Auckland 5, NZ
"Just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am with the guitar. It's fantastic! The tone is rich, powerful and clear and fills a room. The guitar sounds absolutely beautiful. Your meticulous craftsmanship is stunning and the visual appearance of the guitar has really impressed the people who have seen it, causing one to call it "a work of art". The same individuals have been bowled over by how great the guitar sounds."Nigel Roberts, Canada
"Redgate guitars are played by German concert artist Hucky Eichelmann and US guitarist Earl Klugh.
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