The headstock on Cleveland musician, Beth Woyshville’s beloved Alvarez guitar suffered a complete separation from the neck. Here’s how I re-acquainted the headstock with the guitar from whence it came…
“Do you have time to do guitar setups?” While spending this lovely October afternoon re-attaching a loose brace and repairing a cracked back on this 1949 Gibson J-50, the owner asked me if I also do guitar setups. Well, I
Cleveland, Akron, northeast Ohio is rich in musical talent. It’s a great place to be a luthier. Here’s a video of the repair I did on local singer/songwriter, Gretchen Pleuss’ Taylor 414CE.
This 1962 Gretsch Double Anniversary came into my shop with the nut so badly damaged the guitar was unplayable. Rather than replace the nut, the original was restored. Here’s the story about how that was done.
Purchased almost 25 years ago as her first guitar, this 1989 Goya has tremendous sentimental value to its owner. Here’s how it’s broken headstock was repaired.
I had a blast restoring this 1943 Tri State lap steel guitar for one of my customers. Whether you’re from the Cleveland, Ohio area or from the other side of the globe, I’m always happy to discuss your repair, restoration
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…
Jim discusses the process of repairing a damaged bridge plate and replacing a bridge on a 1963 Martin D-18.
Cleveland luthier and musician, Jim Kozel reviews the RainSong Shorty SG guitar.
Cleveland luthier Jim Kozel, with a special introduction from his buddy Guido, discusses how to evaluate acoustic guitar setup.