Guests will receive a tour of my guitar shop given my me, the luthier who designs and builds custom guitars. Guests are guided through the process of what goes into building a guitar, by hand using raw materials, from start to finish. Guests will learn types of wood chosen for guitars and why. How the wood is harvested and must be cut in a certain way to allow it to perform as an instrument, how backs and tops are joined and why, how the sides are bent into the shape of a guitar. Guests will see the multiple jigs I have designed and built in order to perform crucial tasks in the process. Guests will learn how a neck is built and hand carved into its desired shape, what finishes are chosen and why. Finally, guests will see a finished guitar and I will give them a mini-concert demonstrating how my guitars sound. This is a very interactive tour and I will entertain questions along the way. Generally a 60-minute tour.
I am a luthier, (maker of stringed instruments) of custom acoustic steel-string guitars. This is my life's passion. Having played guitar since I was 6, my passion runs deep. Trained under a world famous luthier, Sergei De Jonge, in 2014, I launched my own business featuring my own designs in 2015. I have been invited and exhibited my guitars at world class shows where only the best luthiers in the world are invited to exhibit. I have a number of touring artist/performers playing my guitars on stage.
free guitar picks will be given to each guest
Guests will be gaining access to the inside of a guitar workshop, not open to public unless by private arrangement.