Friday, June 15, 2018


Emily Shaw is an accomplished guitarist and luthier based in Ottawa Ontario.  We met at the Guitar Hamilton summer festival a few years ago and struck up a conversation when she saw the photo of my reproduction of the five course guitar made by Stradivari known as "the Rawlins". She'd also completed her own copy!

Recently Emily has undertaken a wonderful series of interviews with fellow luthiers on her blog and I felt very honored when she asked if I'd participate. Check it out: 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gibson Les Paul Jr. Finish Repair

Guitar hangers are dangerous, sometimes.  Some of them have protective sleeves which can react badly with lacquer finishes if left in contact for more than a short period of time.  Here's a video documenting a recent touch-up job: