Noyce Guitars
Mount Clear
Ballarat, Victoria
Australia, 3350

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G'Day and welcome to my web site
At Noyce Guitars, we build most types of guitar and repair guitars and other musical instruments.

"I have spent over 35 years designing and developing a range of electric and acoustic guitars, basses, mandolins and other hand crafted products. This web site contains information about the products and services available through Noyce Guitars as well as useful technical information I've compiled and published over the years."

Ian Noyce

"I hope you find my website of interest."

- Ian Noyce  

** Retirement Notice -  May 2017 **

Having recently celebrated my 70th birthday with eyes and hands not working as well as they used to, I have retired from instrument making.

I will continue doing general repairs, set-ups and modifications etc. but not major rebuilds or refinishes.

I wish to keep this website going as an information and resource thing.

I humbly thank all the wonderful people who entrusted me with building an instrument for them over the last forty plus years.

As an American friend said recently “I thought getting old would take longer!

- Ian Noyce   

Check out the Noyce Product Range

N2 Cutaway Dolphin A-Style Mandolin Resonator Hawk N2
Custom Semi Acoustic Shark Noyce Howell Semi Acoustic Double Bass Dolphin Bass Eagle Deco

(Click on the product image to view full specifications)

Jimi Hocking plays his brand new Noyce A-Style Mandolin

Jimi Hocking plays a Noyce Mandolin
Click here to meet a few of the professional musicians who've chosen Noyce instruments and have kindly supplied us with audio and video performances. Click here to read some of the unsolicited testimonials we've received from satisfied customers who've purchased Noyce instruments over the years.
Neck Breakage
Restoring a neck broken at the 5th fret

Guitar Repairs
In addition to our Guitar Repairs section we've provided a special technical supplement - The Luthier's Work Bench

This section includes detailed pictorial descriptions of a few interesting repair jobs that we have undertaken over the years. On these pages we show exactly how we've approached instrument repairs with lots of colour glossies showing the steps taken to complete the job.

Find technical data about guitar making for the student or interested party. There are a range of articles written by Ian Noyce for various magazines and publishers including Choosing a Guitar and basic Guitar Maintenance.

You can also learn about our Manufacturing Processes with detailed examples of instrument construction using our in-house designed NC Machine.

NC carving Dolphin body blanks

A view of Noycelands at twighlight

I live on a 5 Ha (13 Acre) bush property on the outskirts of Ballarat, Victoria about 100 Km from Melbourne. Many years ago a friend with a sense of humor dubbed it "Noycelands" and it kind-of stuck. This area contains a collection of stories about Ian Noyce and the evolution of Noyce Guitars.

Check out the Gallery containing pictures of the many people - muso's and others - that we've come to know over the years.