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Elevating the Art of Guitar Repair and Design for the last 4 1/2 decades.


Does your guitar always seems to be out of tune ?
Does it seem to be too hard to play ?

Text For Repairs and Setups : ( 519 275 1008 )

Precision work / Fast turn-around / Best price \m/ !

" FRET DRESS VIDEO LINK "

Serving Stratford and Southwestern Ontario
for 27 years.




Winter Guitar Repair Classes 2017




Conestoga College 
Stratford Campus


Are you looking for the Ultimate Christmas gift
 for the Guitar-Lover in your life ?
Let them start the New Year
with a life-changing resolution !

Winter Session 2017

Saturday Class
( 2 Openings )
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
January 7 - Feb 11th

Monday Class
( 4 Openings )
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
January 9th - Feb 13th 








Guitar Repair and Design
Fall Session 2016 



Dayna, setting up her Gibson J-185 



Two more students, purchased
 their TechDecks today. 


Congratulations 
Dayna / Steve / Tyler / Peter 
I'm sure that all of you, will all be putting
those workstations to good use \m/ !





Gibson Songwriter
 getting ultra-tweaked, for open tuning.




Ryan honing in on the Jackson.




Master Cabinet-maker Steve Faber,
 completed the Acoustic guitar build;
and now he's got the guitar-bug too !!

Both Steve and Dayna picked
up their TechDecks today
to take home to their 
own workshops.

Christmas comes early for 5 
new TechDeck owners,
the past week .




Chris is doing a complete re-fret 
on this old Guild Classical;
levelling the brazilian rosewood fingerboard,
 in preparation for the new frets.






Jamie, studio guitarist, and long time Pro Musician
is giving his AM Strat the AAA setup;
starting with a fret dress / crown / polish. 





Tyler, masking off his Tele
 for a fret dress.


 
Ryan and I discussing his 
Jackson Guitar as Dayna
finesses her Gibson 185


Peter: 
Store owner, multi-instrumentalist
  is driving up from Buffalo New York
to hone his already considerable skill.


Level 1
Saturday Class
Sept 10th - Oct 15th
( Class Full )


Acoustic Guitar Build 




Hybrid Dreadnought 

Quilted Mahogany Back
Rosewood sides !

The Thump AND the Sparkle
all in one guitar  \m/  !


















 Lucas's Nick Lucas

Crazy Maple !




Barry's Mini-Jumbo 


Michael Wilson's 
one of a kind Brazilian+Ebony 
9-Piece back.
Flawlessly executed.



Darcy + Steve tag-teaming the binding purling install.

Winter Session 2017





Conestoga College 
Stratford Campus

Winter Session 2017

Are you looking for the Ultimate Christmas gift
 for the Guitar-Lover in your life ?
Let them start the New Year
with a life-changing resolution !

Saturday Class
(2 Openings ) 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
January 7 - Feb 11th

Monday Class
( 4 Openings )
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
January 9th - Feb 13th 




Registration Link:
Introduction to Guitar Repair and Design







A very engaging and inquisitive group of students.







The "hands on practical application in this class
.... made the 3hr class feel like 15 minutes !


It is always very rewarding when
 the students ask all the right questions 



Heads down and digging' in ....



Gibson J-45 Compensated nut / Saddle





Gibson J-45 

- A/C System removal 
- Compensated nut
- Compensated saddle 
- Fret dress


Another new customer .... another J-45

Thank you David,  for reaching out, 
and driving up to Stratford from Vaughn. 



To quote David's text  ...
" Couldn't be happier with the axe Mike.
Thanks again :^ ) "


This is how I held the guitar, 
as I reached inside the 
sound hole, to wash off the 
velcro adhesive residue 
from the headblock.

Compensated Nut

David had switched over to a
 "Spider-inlayed " truss rod cover.


New Intonated Saddle






GRAD Level 1 Winter Session 2017


Conestoga College 
Stratford Campus
Winter Session 2017

Are you looking for the Ultimate Christmas gift
 for the Guitar-Lover in your life ?
Let them start the New Year
with a life-changing resolution !

Saturday Class
(2 Openings ) 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
January 7 - Feb 11th

Monday Class
( 4 Openings )
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM 
January 9th - Feb 13th 











Steve Piticco "Road Warrior Battle-Axe Tele"




Steve Piticco's road machine .....

Video:
https://youtu.be/GAxbSssDqwU
This is the ultimate "Butch Tele" 
that has seen every Country music stage 
in Canada, countless times,
 over the last few decades.

   





Fret dress, new tuners,
and a compensated nut to stabilize the tuning. 






Steve's " Road Warrior Battle -Axe"
is now back in action  \m/  !





No volume or treble pots on this guitar.

It's hard wired to go straight into the volume pedal.


Have you EVER seen this much wear 
on a Tele bridge pickup ??




New set of Grover heads :^ ) !



You don't know who Steve Piticco is .... ??

Hang onto your hat, 
and check out the video link .... !