The Shop

Just a few photos from around the Shop.

A completed and finished guitar body and neck. The neck is a 5-piece neck made of walnut/maple/ebony/maple/walnut. A strong neck helps the guitar sustain, and the multiple pieces make it more stable.
A completed and finished guitar body and neck. The neck is a 5-piece neck made of walnut/maple/ebony/maple/walnut. A strong neck helps the guitar sustain, and the multiple pieces make it more stable.
Stacks of fine exotic woods ready to be crafted into fine instruments. We carry an extensive inventory of woods, sticker stacked, dry, ready to go. The light coloured wood is Spruce from around the world for guitar tops. Everything from Italian Spruce, German Spruce, Carpathian Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Englman Spruce, Lutz Spruce and Adirondack Spruce. Each species imparts a characteristic sound.
Stacks of fine exotic woods ready to be crafted into fine instruments. We carry an extensive inventory of woods, sticker stacked, dry, ready to go. The light coloured wood is Spruce from around the world for guitar tops. Everything from Italian Spruce, German Spruce, Carpathian Spruce, Sitka Spruce, Englman Spruce, Lutz Spruce and Adirondack Spruce. Each species imparts a characteristic sound.
Doing final polishing on this guitar before the strings go on. This is a rewarding task when you hear just how good the guitar sounds!!
Doing final polishing on this guitar before the strings go on. This is a rewarding task when you hear just how good the guitar sounds!!
Custom guitars offer the buyer a wide variety of incredible woods to choose from. In this photo I am holding a spectacular set of Brazilian rosewood with a ''winged'' pattern on both the back and sides. Players can select wood from my extensive inventory to get the right grain, colour, sound and weight.
Custom guitars offer the buyer a wide variety of incredible woods to choose from. In this photo I am holding a spectacular set of Brazilian rosewood with a “winged” pattern on both the back and sides. Players can select wood from my extensive inventory to get the right grain, colour, sound and weight.
Checking the neck fit just prior to installation. Neck angle is critical for proper action setup.
Checking the neck fit just prior to installation. Neck angle is critical for proper action setup.
French Polishing is a long process (20 hours) that creates a flexible, very thin layer of finish on your guitar. I take the time to do this traditional finish because it gives you a lovely finish, and you get the best sound from your guitar with the least amount of sound dampening.
French Polishing is a long process (20 hours) that creates a flexible, very thin layer of finish on your guitar. I take the time to do this traditional finish because it gives you a lovely finish, and you get the best sound from your guitar with the least amount of sound dampening.
These sides are held in the form just after steam bending. Next, end blocks will be glued in place.
These sides are held in the form just after steam bending. Next, end blocks will be glued in place.
End blocks are being glued and clamped into place on a beautiful set of Granadillo sides. Granadillo comes from South America, and has very similar specs to Brazilian Rosewood at a reasonable price. I love this red wood with cream coloured sapwood.
End blocks are being glued and clamped into place on a beautiful set of Granadillo sides. Granadillo comes from South America, and has very similar specs to Brazilian Rosewood at a reasonable price. I love this red wood with cream coloured sapwood.
Roughing out an ebony bridge for a Blackwood Parlour guitar.
Roughing out an ebony bridge for a Blackwood Parlour guitar.
This is a shot of two of our built-in student benches. Each bench has ample natural light flowing in from windows directly above the benches. The bench on the right is the instructors bench. The door at the rear leads to the machine room.
This is a shot of two of our built-in student benches. Each bench has ample natural light flowing in from windows directly above the benches. The bench on the right is the instructors bench. The door at the rear leads to the machine room.
This is the shop as of November 2020. The shop is now almost complete inside with the machine room completed, and all the benches installed in the bench room. The last part to complete is the guitar store at the front of the building, which will be done by April 2021.
This is the shop as of November 2020. The shop is now almost complete inside with the machine room completed, and all the benches installed in the bench room. The last part to complete is the guitar store at the front of the building, which will be done by April 2021.

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