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  1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. Guitar Building/Mods/Repair
    Sota Mori Guitars Qualicum Beach: 2 hours 12 minutes from Victoria, BC (burp)
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. 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?
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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 /...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
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