Jun
29
0

Montreal Guitar Show

I arrived yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Montreal, QC, and set up my guitars in the Electric luthiers room at the Montreal Guitar Show.


My table at the show with (l-r) AE5 Swallow, AEG, Baritone, NT4.


Me with my old friend luthier Sheldon Dingwall, and luthiers Michael Spalt and Andreas Neubauer.

Jun
25
3

Montreal Guitar Show

I am going to be exhibiting some of my guitars and basses for the first time at the Montreal Guitar Show, being held at the Hyatt Regency, Montreal June 29- July 1. I hear it is a fabulous event. I will be performing a mini-concert with my good friend and amazing guitarist, Mark Goldenberg (Jackson Browne), on Saturday at 5 PM. I am so looking forward to this event.
Montreal Guitar show
The photos below are of the instruments I will be exhibiting (AE5 Swallow, NT4, Baritone, and AEG)

AE5 Swallow 5-string Acoustic/Electric Bass

NT4 4-string neck through, solid body Bass

Baritone 6-string guitar tuned down a fourth (B-B)

AEG 6-string Acoustic/Electric guitar

Dec
3
0

Guitar Collection Book Release Party

The Guitar Collection, a fabulous new book showcasing the most beautiful guitars in history has just been released. This book includes photos of my Veillette-Citron guitar #6 from 1977. It was part of the first batch of guitars and basses we built back on Quentin Road, in Brooklyn, NY. The book comes in a small guitar case, with a smaller book inside, and weighs in at about 40 pounds. The photos are absolutely gorgeous.

The party was held at John Varvatos in Soho, NYC. GE Smith and his band performed and were a wonderful addition to the festivities.

Dec
3
0

Bass Musician Magazine

I am going to be writing for a new on-line publication, Bass Musician Magazine. The first article is an introduction- my history as a luthier- how I started and what led to my current work. Future articles will deal with issues such as setup, shielding…..You will be able to comment, ask questions.

My first contribution to the magazine came out yesterday- check it out.

Nov
28
0

Capital District Bass Hang photos

It was my great pleasure to be asked by Michael Dimin, bass educator, and pro bassist, to be the featured Luthier at the Capital District Bass Players Hang #2, held on Monday 11/21/11 at Parkway Music, Clifton Park, NY. There was a wonderful turnout. I brought 8 of my instruments- all different bass models. I spoke about how I got in to building guitars and basses, and described the evolution of my hollow AE series instruments, and in particular my work with Steve Swallow to produce the model that bears his name and that he plays exclusively.

There was a brief question and answer period, and then all got a chance to play my basses and jam with each other. There was also a demonstration/performance by another fine bassist from that area. There were some pretty great bass players that showed up at this event.