Merv Cargill

Merv Cargill is the owner of Cargill Custom Guitars. After completing an apprenticeship in violin making learning the finer details of building wooden instruments and becoming a qualified luthier, Merv made the old Australian brand of ‘Pacific’ guitars until he turned his hand to his own custom guitar-making business in 1956 – now Cargill Custom Guitars. Merv's attention to detail and immense passion for producing instruments of the optimum tonality and finish made the Cargill name one that is now synonymous with the guitar industry. From his backyard garage, Merv attracted some of the biggest music names with his reputation in guitars traveling both locally and internationally. Merv’s son, James, carries on the Cargill tradition today, and Merv is still active in the business.

Interview Date:
December 12, 2017
Job Title:
Owner
Company:
Cargill Custom Guitars

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