When I am not wearing my luthier hat doing guitar repair and restoration in the Cleveland, Ohio area, I’m on stage performing. Here Ray Flanagan and I perform “Sacred Chickens” by Tim Wallace at the annual Somebody Else’s Song 10 x 3 at Brother’s Lounge in Cleveland, Ohio.
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)
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…
Sending the Cleveland Indians some World Series Ukulele Mojo!
“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 sure do. As a player myself, I think our guitars should fit us like a well-worn pair of jeans. When someone brings their guitar in for a setup, I first have them play it for me so that I understand their playing style. The guitar is then setup accordingly. Each setup is unique to the guitar and its owner. Thought I’d mention this since most recent posts have been about fairly involved repairs.
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.