The Sacred Heart College technology and enterprise teacher has taken his Year 11 and 12 students on a journey through a centuries-old tradition to make their own steel string acoustic guitars.
They have spent half a year building their instruments from planks of wood and learning how much work and detail goes into making a handcrafted musical instrument.
Last week, Year 12 student and The X Factor Australia finalist Sydnee Carter tuned and tested the guitars for her classmates so they could see the results of their hard work.
�I have always been passionate about designing and constructing objects, especially by one�s own hands,� Mr Donath said.
Both the students and he achieved results beyond their own expectations, he said.