Our Journal, JAAMIM (Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc.), is the only publication devoted to the musical instrument making scene in Australia. It first appeared in October 1982 and is the major voice of the Association. JAAMIM is issued quarterly to all members as a benefit of their membership.

JAAMIM is a registered serial ISSN 0815 9793 and is deposited in various State and National libraries as well as selected educational institutions for the benefit of the Australian public for generations to come.

Articles are welcome from members and anyone else interested in the craft—providing submissions are constructive, sober and informative! Financial restrictions prevent us offering any monetary reward at present. However, your name is acknowledged in print, and you will have the satisfaction that your contribution will benefit all who seek information on musical instrument matters.

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Contents of the latest issue
Volume XXXVI No.3 September 2017

  • Editor’s Column by Bill Hook
  • President’s Report by Mal Ohlsen
  • Not Another Guitar Story by Mal Ohlsen/Peter Gavegan
  • Superglue Tip by Mal Ohlsen
  • Dates to Remember
  • J5 Bluegrass Mandolin by John Slight
  • Performing Cello Surgery by Bill Hook
  • Sound Builder’s Expo by Dale Jacobsen
  • Q &A
  • Stress Relief
  • Author’s List

Contents of Back Issues

The following page details the contents of all the issues produced since the inception of JAAMIM: Back issues can be obtained from the Editor.

JAAMIM Editor: Bill Hook



Guidelines for Contributions
  • Articles on experiments and research — particularly in the use of Australian timbers
  • Challenging repairs effected
  • Questions and answers
  • General articles on unusual projects completed
  • Reports on happenings, meetings and seminars etc
  • Workshop tips and ideas
  • Review of new publications (books, magazines)
  • Profiles on makers (including prominent non-members)
  • Viewpoints, expressing personal opinions
  • Letters to the Editor

Photographs and Illustrations

May be either black & white or colour, but should be reasonably sharp in definition and of interest to other members. Drawings should be done in ink and easy to comprehend. With the exception of photographs, submitted materials will not be returned to the contributor.

Author’s List

Please supply a three or four line resume on yourself and your work, and update it when necessary.

Advertising Rates

  Small advertisements    Free


  Full page $35
  Half page $20

Rates are for one advertisement per journal issue; advertisers to supply their own artwork. Rates effective August 1 2009.

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