About Us

Our History
Arties Music Max (Lawnton/Strathpine) was established in 1990 as a family owned music business, cementing ourselves as the industry leader for music retail and guitar repairs in North Brisbane with over 30 years of experience. Whether you are a beginner, advanced or established musical artist we have an experienced team of staff ready to help. We pride ourselves on building rapport and strong customer relations, and we believe this is essential in creating a strong music community. 
We also pride ourselves on building strong business relations with our suppliers, ensuring that we can offer you the best price possible from big brands that you know and love.

Our Team
Peter Franklin (Manager/Sales and Repairs)
Peter has been a key member within the music retail industry for the last 29 years and been playing in heavy bands for the last 32 years. Peter started his musical journey at 12 years old originally playing drums, before moving to guitar and bass at 15 years old. At 19 years old Peter kicked off his music retail career at Browns Music World in Aspley before cementing himself with Arties Music Max, helping to build the business into what it is today. Peters experience repairing classic guitars, performing live music and working in music retail is key to assisting customers find the right solutions for their needs. Aside from managing Arties Music Max, you'll see Peter performing on stage in heavy metal band Zero1Zero with his Gibson SG. 

Jordan Van Gelderen Roe (Sales and Repairs)
Jordan is the newest member of the team at Arties Music Max starting with the business in 2023. He has been active within the music scene and playing in bands for the last 10 years. Jordans interest in playing music kicked off as a child when he discovered rock and metal which led to picking up his first guitar at 11 years old. He has completed a Diploma of Music at JMC Academy and runs his own home studio where he produces, mixes and masters for his music projects.