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Luthier in the northwest of the Northwest. Classical guitars, custom instruments, repairs and restorations.

Guitars for sale

Get ’em while they are hot…. Perhaps if you are a frequent visitor here, (trying not to chuckle) you have noticed the Guitars for Sale Now menu item on the blog menu, or even the link on the homepage … Continue reading

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Guitar and time

What do you do with your time? Here are some thoughts “What Money Can’t Buy” on that by Del Lowery on his podcast, Retirement Talk  ( I understand that you can subscribe to his podcasts on itunes. Del ordered a … Continue reading

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Guitars for sale

I will be posting some guitars that are for sale on the site soon.  I promise. But here is another that I’ll highlight. Gruhn guitars is selling one from 2002 And Trilogy Guitars is selling one from  2011 I’m always … Continue reading

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Love of Guitar – Why more than one?

Mark Knopfler discusses playing guitars with different personalities.  At one point he gives one a kiss, but the video is about the love he has for 6 stringers.   He gives some nice explanations and demonstrations.

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Rick Beauregard visits

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Rick moved to nearby Semiahmoo about a year and half ago.  Because he’s close by, he sometimes brings friends and family over to my place, where I give free shop tours.  My shop is one of the top tourist attractions … Continue reading

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Villa-Lobos Choros # 1

I’ve been learning this piece for the last few months.  For me, it is quite challenging.  I hope to have my own recording someday, but here is one for now.  Played by my friend Alain Reiher on his guitar which … Continue reading

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What is a Guitarrero? That’s what this blog is about. And here’s a nice video…

El tiempo de los guitarreros / The time of the luthiers from Wild About Films on Vimeo.

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New maple Romanillos style.

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New guitar.  Maple Romanillos style.  Very similar to one I built 10 years ago or so.  Finishing now.

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The Wee Litl’un

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Michael Partigton’s guitar stayed here for a couple of days. I had to draw it, and take pictures of it. Don’t be jealous Michael. She was the perfect lady. She has no name, and the original maker is unknown. Probably … Continue reading

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Luan Phung He’s gone to the jazz side. I don’t necessarily recommend this particular type of attire for playing french polish shellac guitars. But it is good to see him playing that guitar.

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