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  1. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Aaron joined us in the shop for 12 days and built himself a Jumbo guitar Heres a video of his time in the shop!
  2. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Jim Spent 10 days in my shop learning to build a guitar! He also wrote a blog about it HERE Here's a photo summary of some of the processes
  3. Guitar, Amp and Gear Shows in Canada
    Huge thanks to everyone that made Vancouver International Guitar Festivals Inaugural Year a smashing Success! VIGF will be back again next year! Dates - August 11+12 2018 Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver Olympic Village
  4. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    I have a guitar with 3 pickup spots and I was wondering if it's possible to have the back 2 pickups be emg and the neck top one be a Gibson neck pickup or and is there is a way that the neck Gibson pickup and middle emg humbucker pickup would work and play together ? Or would it have to be 3 of...
  5. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hello everyone, My name is James Naro and I have just started a shop in Toronto ON. I Just moved to a new location where I can start showing some people how to build a guitar. I am charging $999 to build a Telecaster, Les Paul, Stratocaster or a (PRS) Paul Reed Smith style guitar. I supply...
  6. Electric Guitar
    Hello everyone, My name is James Naro and I have just started a shop in Toronto ON. I Just moved to a new location where I can start showing some people how to build a guitar. I am charging $999 to build a Telecaster, Les Paul, Stratocaster or a (PRS) Paul Reed Smith style guitar. I supply all...
  7. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Good Day, I have decided to try my hand at making my own guitar. And, by "making" i actually mean i am going to start with a barebones kit and build off that, so, I understand a better chunk of all the really hard work and science is already done for me and i am not really learning the...
  8. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi guys, Thought i'd share an interesting project I just finished. This started with: I made this myself. It's a digitizing probe, that goes into my CNC. Then, I scanned an existing template: That gave this result on my CAD software: Then, after some time doing the 3D model and CNC...
  9. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    I just published my latest video. I glue the walnut top of my Gibson Explorer-like body to the mahogany bottom using a home-made press machine.
  10. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Man, that's a loaded title! In this video, I make a jig to join two pieces of walnut that will become the top of a Gibson Explorer-like guitar.
  11. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Here’s the latest off of the bench, T’Burd. T'Burd, Loosely based on a mid-60s Guild Thunderbird 5 Piece Laminated Neck Through (Purpleheart, Maple & Mahogany) All re-claimed wood Body is Mahogany back, Roasted Maple front, 1/4" figured Maple accent layer Hand rubbed Tung Oil finish Eric...
  12. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    I've always had a miserable time making humbucker routing templates, they are never perfect like the cnc-made ones. I know, I should just buy one. But, I found a new way to make them that is near-perfect, I made a video about it... Think Tetris or Jenga...
  13. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi guys, I just wrapped up my first ever guitar builds and thought i'd share some pic's here as well showcasing a pictorial of the entire process. For this build I used plan's I purchased from Bartlett guitar parts, along with close measurements of my '56 Junior, and fellow forum member...
  14. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Ok, so apparently my thread got deleted on the upgrade... Here's my latest creation! Any comments, I'd really like to improve the next iterations of it.
  15. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    I've been meaning to start one of these for a while life gets busy *shrugs A Silvertone/dano style with an actual 1963 silvertone 1442 (amp in case) neck Lipstick pickups are....great! There are the best single coils Ive ever heard No harshness or ice picks at all Pine body with laun flooring...
  16. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hello fellow Canucks! I just signed up here and am looking forward to sharing my work with you and becoming part of the community. My name is Nic and I'm the (only) guy behind ISLAND Instrument Manufacture. I build custom instruments that are twisted, modern re-interpretations of the weirdo...
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