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  1. Acoustic Guitars
    I am looking for a GOULD acoustic guitar ,6 string. I had this Gould model years ago, made in Quebec. I am trying to find it, cherry back finish, anyone know of it let me know. Thx
  2. Acoustic Guitar
    Hello. I live in Vernon BC and I am blessed to know 5 world class builders in my area that sell very high quality hand crafted instruments from $2500 to $10,000. I also know another 5 talented builders around Vancouver area, and have researched more talented luthiers in Ontario and Quebec...
  3. 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!
  4. For New Users
    Hey Hey! I have a couple friends here who talk about it all the time. Also this weekend a member posted a shot of a couple of my guitars at the Edmonton Guitar Show...Thank you! I am going to familiarize my self and hopefully create some great contacts! Cheers!
  5. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Sota Mori Guitars Qualicum Beach: 2 hours 12 minutes from Victoria, BC (burp)
  6. 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
  7. Guitar, Amp and Gear Shows in Canada
    Welcome to Okanagan Guitar Show Hi everyone - just heard of this event coming up in Peachland BC April 7th 2018 Cheers, Jim
  8. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Friend showed me a link on Kijiji, I guess Conestoga College offers a course (lvl1 and lvl2) for guitars... repairing, modifying, setup, etc... which I was eager to take until I saw the cost. I've taken a lot of part time courses, in addition to going to school twice... and usually the part...
  9. Electric Guitar
    Hi folks, I recently moved to Ottawa and I'm looking for a luthier to have my guitars nicely set up as I'm getting frustrated with the service quality I get from the local L&M. Anyone knows a good one to recommend?
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi all, I'm starting a new guitar build. This time it's based on the Flying V... more specifically, the shape is that of the ESP James Hetfield signature Vulture model. Here are some starting specs: body: mahogany top: bookmatched walnut with sapwood in the middle neck: laminated sucupira /...
  13. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Hi all, I'm starting a new custom Telecaster build. This guitar is for Blair (tomsy49) who's a member of this community. Here are some of the specs and photos of the woods that I'll use. Specs: body: three-piece African mahogany, expected thickness is a bit less than 1.5" top: book-matched...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
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