News from the workbench

This fall has been consumed by working on the Fusion Guitar. I had the pleasure of presenting this work at the Lecture Series for The Future of Guitar and Instrument Design alongside my fellow luthier Michihiro Matsuda. The event took place at the Center for Transformative Media, part of Parsons The New School for Design, located in Manhattan, NYC. Elliott Sharp performed on Michihiro’s guitar and wrote a great review of the event. I had the pleasure of having Gyan Riley perform on this instrument, which was truly inspiring for me. Below are a few standard-res pictures of this adventurous instrument. Higher resolution pictures and sound samples will be available in the near future.

 

Since my return from New York I have been focusing on several building projects. Some of this recent work is seen at the project-dedicated site, the Storyteller Guitar Project and also some rosette variations for a client in Hong Kong.

If you are enquiring about repairs, there is a bit of a wait list. Feel free to contact me via phone or email to schedule a repair assessment.

If you are interested in building your own instrument under my tutelage, please proceed to www.guitarmakingschool.ca for more information.

Repairs and Restorations:

For inquiries about instrument repairs, please contact me via phone or email. Assessments are free of charge, and best performed in the workshop so that I can see the instrument up close and use my tools to ascertain its condition. For reference, feel free to check out my restoration of a  Martin 00-18, and other restoration projects such as a  lute top replacement and neck reset, a bridge reglue on a Martin D-28 and  a Washburn Mandolin overhaul.

What instruments are for sale at the moment?

Currently several instruments are available. Please click on the links below for more information.

Cigar Box Guitar, 2013

Baglama, 2013

Classical Traditional Guitar, exhibition model, 2009

Classical Ergonomic Guitar, pre-owned model, 2005

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