New instructional video and other news from O'Brien Guitars
New Video from O'Brien Guitars
I just made public the latest Luthier Tips du Jour video mailbag video -The topic is how to dial in the string height at the nut. The information I provide here will make your guitar easily playable and also help when making a new nut for your guitar. This video as well as all my other videos are available via my website , LMI's website or on Youtube. Enjoy!
Work continues on the restoration of the 1890 Martin guitar that came into the shop. The hide glue has been cooking as I slowly put this puzzle back together.
I have been working on my own guitars to show at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in August. Here is a picture of a Brazilian rosewood classical I just finished. It will turn heads both visually and tonally at the show. If you have never been to this guitar festival then it is well worth the trip.
Here is a video of National Fingerstyle champion, Michael Chapdelaine, playing one of my creations known as the orchid guitar. Michael will also be playing my guitars again this year at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival.
In June I will be in Brazil lecturing at the Universidade Federal de Paraná. They have the only university level lutherie course in Brazil and have invited me to come down for some masteclasses.
In July I will be giving a steel string guitar building course in the State of Minas Gerias in Brazil with Brazilian luthier Luciano Borges. The course is already full and still there are many people wanting to take it. A waiting list has been created.