About Ben Rogers
Ben Rogers has played guitar for a long time, and has accumulated an odd assortment of guitars over the years. He plays around Melbourne with Instrumental Asylum – a surf/spy/guitar-noir group, and also with his gypsy-jazz combo The Ben Rogers Trio.

Guitar Scene: The Spira “Unk” Guitar

September 20, 2018 Ben Rogers

John Joseph Rogers from Millicent (South Australia) and Grace Mabel Beatrice Fitzgibbon from Williamstown (Victoria) were married in 1917. They lived in a modest weatherboard house on a vineyard in Merbein, North-West Victoria. John Rogers had purchased the virgin land and planted it with grapevines – primarily sultanas – soon after the Merbein irrigation settlement was established in 1909. John and Grace raised 13 children on the property. My father John (Jack) was the first-born, whilst the last was Kevin, born in 1931, and later to be known throughout the clan as “Unk”. […]

Vintage Guitar Scene: Tiesco J1

October 15, 2015 Ben Rogers

In the early sixties when I was a guitar student, budget priced Japanese guitars were starting to become available, and my first experience of an electric guitar was one of these instruments that was owned […]

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