Friday, October 27, 2006


Today I received two very special pedals that I won in an online auction. These two pedals were used by The Violet Burning's Michael Pritzl and other band members for recording and touring. These were both autographed by Michael and shipped directly from him to me. I am so excited to have these pedals in my collection, and I will put them to good use with my own rig. The Violet Burning has been one of my favorite bands of all time since they released their first recording. I've seen them several times in concert in Chicago and other places. They inspire me in so many ways.  Posted by Picasa

Autographed back Posted by Picasa

King of the Britains pedal- a new addition from The Violet Burning Posted by Picasa

Autographed back Posted by Picasa

Mango examines the goods Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Another shot of the shop. Posted by Picasa

During the day, I work as the head of the repair department at a music store in Calgary. Our shop sees anywhere from 20 to 50 stringed instruments a week that need everything from a setup to a broken headstock repaired. Posted by Picasa

Closeup of back Posted by Picasa

Body closeup Posted by Picasa

My luthier friend, Dave holding the guitar for a picture. Posted by Picasa

Dreadnought custom in case Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 23, 2006


Here's a Dreadnought that I finished this Spring. It's modeled after a Martin HD-35 but with some more special appointments. It has a slotted headstock and a lighthouse inlay on the fretboard.  Posted by Picasa

Welcome!

My life is full of guitars. Every day I go to work and repair them. I work in a store that sells them. On the weekends and when I find time, I build them. No, I'm certainly not complaining- I love guitars. Sometimes I go to bed thinking of a new design to try, or one that I'm already in process working on. Today I was thinking about guitars again, funny thing. I thought, "why don't I start a web blog that documents some of the guitar building projects that I'm working on?". So...here it is. You can expect to find a lot of pictures with some brief notes and that's about it. Don't worry about commenting, just enjoy the pics. That's all for now!

Cheers,

James