2015 Islands Luthiers Guild Guitar Show

ILGSHOW Plans are already afoot for the 2015 show, which will be held on October 17 at the Errington War Memorial Hall – same place as last year. The show, the entry to which is free, will start at 10:00 am and go to 3:00 pm.  Luthiers showing their instruments will pay a $20 table fee.  Shortly after the show ends (at 4:00 pm), there will be a workshop with Michael Dunn, a well-known luthier and musician from Vancouver.  Following that, at 8:00 pm, there will be an evening concert with The Paper Boys, a wonderful folk band also from Vancouver.  Stay tuned for more details.  This is an event not to be missed!

More construction details – readying the peghead for tuners

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Making the peghead is fun: It’s an opportunity not only to make a peghead that functions well, but also is decorated. Here’s the procedures for cutting the tuning post slots and the tuner roller holes. Later I’ll show examples of how to do the inlay.

Views in My Shop

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I spend a lot of time in this shop. It used to be in the house, but the dust from exotic woods was driving everybody crazy, so I fixed up an old storage barn and moved out there. Its a much better environment. You can see out the windows that this is ‘country living’. And playing the banjo chases away a lot of stress.