Monday, August 29, 2011

Up and running!

The Guitar Repair Shack has now been up and running since June 1st! I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all of my customers who have followed me to the new place. It's been great to see so many familiar faces again!
The summer has been super busy. Getting a new business up and running is a lot of work, and I was even able to fit in a trip to Martin Guitars in Pennsylvania. View my Martin blog for the details!
Here are some photos of the new place. Drop by and see me soon!


Thursday, June 02, 2011


I am pleased to announce that as of June 1, 2011 I am now open for business as an independent repair shop in the city of Calgary! May 14th was my last day at Guitarworks Inc. and I have opened my own place along the beaten path of music stores just right off of Macleod Trail. I have named the new venture "Guitar Repair Shack" and you can find me here:

Guitar Repair Shack
James Fry
201-5501 1A St. SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0E6


Tues-Wed 9-5
Thurs-Fri 1-8
Sat 10-5

I will be continuing with offering repair services and of course warranty repairs for Martin, Taylor, Fender and the Fender family of instruments, (Gretsch, Guild, Tacoma, Jackson, Charvel, Squire, etc.).

Hope to see you soon!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

What's New

This weekend I was invited up to Fort McMurray, Alberta to do some teaching. I've been up to "Ft. Mac" now three times to be a part of a guitar club called "Guitar Church" which was founded by my friend Tom Cameron in Red Deer, Alberta. I taught on guitar care and maintenance and also a session on songwriting.
This trip I was also invited by my friends at Campbell's Music to teach at Keyano College.
This was my first time teaching on a college level and I was so excited about it. I spent a good part of the day with ten students covering certain aspects of guitar repair. What a great bunch of people! It was a nice break from being confined to my repair shop fixing guitars day in and out.