Happy new year! I hope everyone had a peaceful holiday season. To start the new year off right I am offering 10% off  my Steel String Guitar Voicing Course.  See sample lessons video below. Use promo code VOICING at checkout. I learned the techniques I present in this course over 20 years ago from one of the best luthiers out there, Kent Everett,  and have tested and refined them on hundreds of guitars. Here are some things you will learn in the course.
  • How to select soundboard material
  • Thicknessing
  • The concept of stiff and loose
  • Soundhole size
  • What to listen for tonally while voicing
  • Bracing
  • Shaping the braces – where to remove material and how much 
For those wanting to take it a step further you may consider coming to my shop and taking a voicing class with me. I offer a steel string voicing masterclass and this year it will be June 14 - 15.  If you prefer classical guitars, I have a classical guitar voicing class scheduled for June 16-17. Contact me if interested.
In addition to doing shop maintenance over the holidays I also spent a lot of time editing upcoming video courses. 
The first one features luthier and finishing guru, Jeff Jewitt, and addresses a problem that many encounter while building: Getting the perfect neck set. Jeff makes it look easy and shows you how to achieve the same results he does. It is available now via my website. I have included the intro video below so you can see what Jeff teaches in the video course. 
The other video course I have been editing is the Advanced Ukulele Building Course with luthier Jay Lichty. This course will reveal all of Jay's secrets for building the world class ukuleles  he builds in his shop in North Carolina. It will include soundports, arm bevels, bound fretboards and headstocks, pickups etc. and the list goes on. This course will be a must have for not only ukulele builders but instrument builders in general. I am well into the editing stage and hope to be able to make this course available soon. 
If you are interested in learning to build guitars or just want
to see how I build my guitars then schedule a class with me.
If you are in need of a concert quality classical or steel string
guitar then let me know as I would love to build a guitar for you.

Thank you,
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