StringFest laps up best timber

TOP-QUALITY timber from the East Coast makes its away around the world from Ivan Walker's workshop.

The former forestry worker and Top Tassie Woodcrafts managing director said Deloraine's StringFest offered people the opportunity to pick their own timber, choose a producer and get a guitar made.

``A lot of people like making their own guitar, they like playing with wood,'' Mr Walker said.

``Our wood is some of the finest in the world.''

Today's festival program offers a farmers' market and streets filled with talented buskers.

Meander Valley's own Ed Tuleja will join with special guests to lead breakfast from 10am on the Riverside stage.

The man labelled ``The Wizard'' of stringed instruments, Justin Johnson, will lead a cigar box workshop at Little Theatre from 3pm.

The festival continues tomorrow from 10am.

FACT FILE

WHAT: Deloraine StringFest Tasmania.

WHERE: Various venues at Deloraine.

WHEN: From 8am today. Ends tomorrow.

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