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I made Mel a guitar 20 years ago, and here he is buying this lovely…. And seeming to appreciate it, even though it is slightly used. Before sending it off, I touched up the finish, and made and attached an … Continue reading

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A note from Bart… and a video

The subject line said 20th anniversary of one of your guitars and the message body You made the fabulous “Batuque” guitar 20 years ago!  How time flies!  It’s brought a lot of joy to my dad, and continues to bring … Continue reading

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Update from Valerie

Last year Valerie got a new guitar I built for her. After having it for a year, she seems to be enjoying it. Hi, So nice to hear from you.   I was just thinking about the fact that I’ve had … Continue reading

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Homage to 4 guitars and a life of building

Here is a video for lovers of classical guitars. It was made by Antigoni Goni about 4 guitars, each built by Jose Romanillos before his passing. It’s quite a beautiful video, and certainly meaningful to me: I went to Spain … Continue reading

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Flash (back) : A recently found video of Miro and Yvette

Back in June of 2022 I posted a video of William Bajzek playing Bolero by Arcas on a guitar I made in the fall of 2020. Remember 2020? Pandemic. A time of isolation. Not necessary a bad thing for a … Continue reading

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Bach is Back…

I got a note from Rick, who was counting practice hours to see if he could get to 10,000. “…I am still counting hours. I wish I were better at it but a good day begins and ends with Bach.” … Continue reading

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NOT attending a festival…

Since the spring of this year, I have been planning to attend the California International Guitar Festival. I’ve done only one festival (in Vancouver, BC – in July) in the last few years and was truly looking forward to it. … Continue reading

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Carina Nebula – New Guitar

This is a guitar I built for Valerie in Vancouver. Dark cedar, dark East Indian rosewood. She studies with Stanton Jack in Vancouver. This guitar: It’s great in so many ways. Some new pictures of the Carina Nebula by the … Continue reading

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On the bench – 640 Cedar

640 Cedar top (5 fan bar bracing I’ve been using on cedar for a few years).Movingui back and sides. Body is my “Bebe” style. Just a bit smaller my typical full size, but not as small as my Torres FE … Continue reading

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Bolero (Arcas)

A simple hypnotic tune… Not easy to play flawlessly, but William Bajzek makes it look easy. Besides enjoying classical guitar (and playing celtic flute) William likes to build electronic stuff. I like to build wooden stuff (guitars) and this is … Continue reading

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