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July 11, 2018

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November 7, 2018

This past Saturday, I found myself staying up until 3:30am in the morning working on the Violetta Parra piece called “Gracias a la vida”.  The challenge with this piece is that I don’t have any sheet music for it, so I'm having to learn it by watching the YouTube video...

October 27, 2018

I’m lead to believe that there are silver linings in all problems and challenges in life.  This week I had the opportunity of salvaging Noel’s guitar top. It could have been much worse.  I could have been replacing the entire top. Taking the time, glowing slow, thinkin...

October 13, 2018

We need to get more involved with the community if we want traction in the movement we are proposing.  Hence, the vignettes. However, we need to explore more of this in other aspects of the project. We met with Albert, a close friend who is considered a great litmus te...

October 10, 2018

It’s cliché to say this, you know how they say success or goal accomplishment is never linear?  Well in practice, and while you’re experiencing it, it feels more like setbacks or obstacles. Recalibrating is less about changing the goal than it is pointing the ship back...

October 7, 2018

I’m finally complete the neck jig, tested it and happy with the results.  I’m sure I’ll find additional improvements along the way as I use the jig on these next few guitars.  It took a lot longer than I expected, but why am I surprised. Anything I do always takes long...

September 29, 2018

This week has been dedicated to as in the previous post, ‘getting better’.  I’ve spent almost every night after coming home from work on the neck angle jig. With quite a bit of research (basically watching Youtube videos) of what other people have done, I’ve taken elem...

September 25, 2018

We had a shoot last night.  We needed to complete some overdue interviews for the documentary.  It’s also a good time to get together with the crew and get on the same page.  I think I scared the crew lol. During my on camera interview I was asked about what my plans w...

September 23, 2018

Someone once told me that guitar making is a craft of making jigs, jigs, and when you think you have them all, you make another.   At first, I wasn’t comfortable with this idea. I just wanted to make one guitar. Now that I’ve made a hand full of stringed instruments, a...

September 16, 2018

I have 5 months left…  That might seem like a lot of time to people in terms of preparing for a concert but based on the learning gap and expectations I have on myself, I’m really starting to freak out.  My guitar will be ready in December, and I want nothing more than...

September 15, 2018

It’s been too long.  I’ve thrown in some half ass blogs since I’ve been away.  From Colombia to Beijing and back, its been crazy. In fact, as I write this, I’m counting eight times where I’ve left Canada in just this year alone.  The opportunities, the ideas, the sight...

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