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About Jim Kozel …

1462752_10201508430451828_1361837870_o - Version 2I'm Jim Kozel, a luthier, guitarist, songwriter and teacher.  Music is the heart and soul of my life.  I have been performing my musical stories for well over half a century.  I have been setting up, repairing and building instruments for nearly that long.  Your instrument needs to fit you like a comfortable old pair of jeans.  I approach every repair, setup or commission with that in mind.

This website was created as a BLOG space so you can leave comments and ask questions. 

Musically yours ~ Jim Kozel

	

Video montage from Jim & Kathy at the Old Prague Restaurant – 8/7/16

Kathy and I had a blast playing for friends at the Old Prague Restaurant in Vermilion, Ohio this past Sunday, August 7th.  Here’s a short video montage of part of the afternoon complete with Harley street noise…

August/September Performance Schedule

Jim's Performance Schedule as of July 27, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
 1-4pm
 OLD PRAGUE RESTAURANT
 5586 Liberty Ave
 Vermilion, OH 44089

Saturday, August 13, 2016
 9-9:45am
 YASGUR ROAD REUNION
 Yasgur Road
 Bethel, NY 12720
 www.yasgurroadreunion.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
 8-9:30pm
 THE BARKING SPIDER TAVERN
 11310 Juniper Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106
 (216) 421-2863
 www.barkingspidertavern.com

1966 Gibson Restoration Video

Living outside of Cleveland along the shores of Lake Erie can be pretty tough on our instruments.  The sometimes extreme temperature and humidity swings between summer and winter can cause cracks, warping, fret and neck playability issues and the list goes on.  As a luthier, I see a lot of these climate-related issues with guitars.  However, it was only part of what was going on with this 1966 Gibson J-45.  Here’s the video on the steps to its restoration.