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.
This one is for all lovers of the ukulele! I always enjoy playing at Brent Kirby’s 10×3 Songwriter’s Showcase at Brother’s Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio. Here’s my ukulele performance of two original compositions and one cover this past Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
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 or custom shop needs.
Jim Kozel, Luthier
Jim Kozel & Friends performed at the 2016 Yasgur Road Reunion on Yasgur’s Farm this past Saturday, August 13th. We had a blast being part of the weekend. Here’s a video montage of our performance.
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…
Kath and I are looking forward to returning to the patio at Old Prague Restaurant in Vermilion tomorrow afternoon from 1-4.
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
Here’s one for all who love the ukulele. “Winifred’s Dream” was recorded during the “The Stories I Tell” CD studio sessions this past December 2015.