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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.

I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Monday 22 March 2010

I've had the new guitar finished and strung up for about two weeks now. New guitars need a period of time to "play in" before the sound really starts to open up and mature. A freshly strung up guitar really does sound pretty crappy!

I am really appreciating this new guitar! The sound is very rich and crisp, and this has even been commented on by people who don't know guitar. My present opinion is that this is my best sounding guitar to date. I said that about my last guitar too, and the one before that, and the one before that! It is also very easy to play, the action and string tension are a treat.

Final accounting: no new money was spent. I used inexpensive, or free wood for most part, and a lot of the small pieces I salvaged from the scrap box. If pressed to put a value on the wood used, this guitar totaled $32

1 comment:

Bob Easton said...

What a beauty! Quite a treat from "left over" wood. Impressive and inspirational.