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About Jim Kozel …

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I’m Jim Kozel, Cleveland-based 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;  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


	

Adjusting truss rods for seasonal change in the Great Lakes

The seasonal changes in the Great Lakes region, including the Cleveland area and northeast Ohio, keep my life as a luthier and guitar repair person busy with frequent adjustments to optimize guitar setup.  Here’s a video on how truss rod adjustment can address buzzing rattling strings and stiff action.

Epiphone ES-339 P90 Broken Headstock Repair

Taylor Lamborn brought one of her favorite guitars, an Epiphone ES-339 into the shop on January 3rd with a broken headstock.  One heck of a way to start 2017!  Here’s how it got repaired, including a performance by Taylor at the end of the video.  (You can check out her music at www.taylorlamborn.com)