shane philip concert
Shane Philip drew an enthusiastic crowd to his concert on Quadra Island, April 12th. Here he is on a 'Rich' Triple'0' guitar, and on a didgeridoo, djembe ....His hypnotic rhythms and driving beat kept everyone dancing all night.
Shane Philip with Triple '0'
Jim Korman came by and picked up his new Triple'0' and was enchanted by it. He had a chance to play Shane Philip's at a concert Shane gave and had to have one of his own
montreal guitar trio
The Montreal Guitar Trio came and electrified our community with their dynamic, talented and very interactive show on Sunday, March 16. Glenn, Sébastien and Marc displayed an awesome array of talents and styles and they were gracious enough to allow a display of my instruments at their performance. After the show was over they then played my selection of guitars for a further hour and a half. A lot of fun was had by all, with wine and cheese and accompanied by a huge variety of musical genres and experimentation.
Sébastien Dufour with resonator.
Glenn Lévesque with an Axiom classical.
Marc Morin and I.
guitars by hand show
The Guitars by Hand Show in Nanaimo on November 10th was by all accounts a rousing success. There were eighteen luthiers showing their wares proudly and I was told by the gallery manager that is was the busiest day they had ever had in her eight years there! Here are some pictures of the fun.
Edward Lee has a turn with the new Green Man cutaway.
One of my resonators got plenty of action all day.
A Jumbo gets a careful inspection.
A photo from behind my booth.
Frank enjoys the fun.
My new axiom project is underway. A guitar that's easier to play!
The goal: A guitar with special design features that enhance playability and tone. Easier to play especially for people with any kind of repetitive stress syndrome, tendonitis or other nagging pain.
The features: a wedge shaped body to bring the guitar closer to the body; a raised fingerboard to allow easier access to the upper frets even without a cutaway and an armrest bevel where the picking arm crosses the lower bout. All or part this can be added to any of my models at extra cost.
The first instrument of this type can be seen on the model page 'Classical'.
a resonator in happy hands
Sam's guitar is now done and he's one happy camper. His wife, Andrea complains that he needs to put it down and get to work. The peghead features his business's logo inlaid in pearl and a gear is inlaid into the fretboard to reflect his keen cycle interest.
shop guitar finds a home
Beaudin and Hal dropped by to try out some guitars. They played everything in the shop and made some fine music. Finally Beaudin spied my shop guitar on the wall by the CNC machine and had to try it. He loved the bass tones and took it home.