Ahead of his first Sydney appearance last Wednesday night, Allphones Arena made a very special presentation to Australia’s own king of country, Keith Urban presenting him with a one of a kind custom handmade Tomkins guitar in commemoration of his The Story So Far Tour.
Made from Australian Red Cedar with a black matt lacquer finish and supplied with custom hand made solid leather strap, the guitar was stamped with Keith Urban’s name, Allphones Arena and the date of both Sydney shows and a graphic red version of Keith’s phoenix arm tattoo.
Taking a total of 40 hours to make, this was the 500th guitar made by Allan Tomkins of Tomkins Guitars. Allan, who is also an employee of Allphones Arena, said “Keith was very taken back and very surprised with the guitar. He loved the way it looked and loved the way it felt. It was great just renewing old acquaintances”.
Allphones Arena’s General Manager, Guy Ngata, said today “We’re very privileged to have a talent like Allan Tomkins on the Allphones Arena team. The guitar he produced is of exceptional quality and it was great to see the excitement on Keith’s face when it was presented to him”.