Dear / Students / Customers / Guitar Techs + Builders,
Over the past 4 1/2 decades of Guitar Repair and Design; I have worked on 10's of thousands of guitars, for touring musicians, guitar manufacturers, schools, collectors, wholesale instrument distributors, music stores and guitar enthusiasts.
During the past 22 years, as Professor of the Guitar Repair and Design program at Conestoga College ( Stratford Campus ) ; I've been training students from across the province and beyond. Many of these students are now contributing to the Industry in a professional capacity.
"Elevating the Art of Guitar Repair and Design" continues to be my mission.
This past 10 years, has seen the development of the TechDeck Workstation. This workstation has gradually spread it's reach around the globe; establishing itself as the "Definitive Guitar Workstation" for many Pro Guitar Tech's, Music stores , Guitar Builders, Guitar Enthusiasts and School Music Departments.
STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, BY THEIR INHERENT FRAGILITY, ARE ALWAYS SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE, DURING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION PROCEDURES.
THE TECHDECK'S EVOLUTION IS BASED ON THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF REPAIR AND FABRICATION PROCEDURES, SUCCESSFULLY PERFORMED, ON 10'S OF THOUSANDS OF INSTRUMENTS.
Peerless in form and function; the TechDeck continues to revolutionize the possibilities for stringed instrument repair and construction; offering intuitive engineering and sequential indexing ( 8000 + combinations of platform support ) in a single-handed-adjustment format.
The TechDeck eliminates the handling guess work, as it instantly adjusts, to "cradle" all of the various shapes and sizes of stringed musical instruments. With quick one-handed adjustment, you can now support the Neck , along it's entire length AND / OR the body along it's length, width and depth, in any configuration imaginable, for any job imaginable.
The Conestoga College Guitar Repair and Design Courses, have proven to be the ultimate test of the TechDeck's multi-adjustable adaptability and ease of use. The average student ( keep in mind that, in many cases; these are total beginners ), easily completes between $450.00 - $550.00 worth of repairs during their first 18 hours of class time .... while they are learning ! Pro Guitar Techs, will generally flip the entire purchase price of the TechDeck, within the first few days of use.
The Design and Engineering work that has gone into the fabrication of these tools, dedicated jigs, and fixtures; has all been done to help lighten the load, and streamline the process, while lowering the risk, for all who pursue the Art of Guitar Maintenance, Stringed Instrument Restoration and Fabrication.
I remain thankful, for the faith and encouragement of my students, customers,
and all who have walked this path with me; as we collectively, continue to