Monday, July 10, 2006

Six String Nation Guitar Set up at Sled Dog!

Here it is folks. The Six String Nation Guitar. If you haven't heard about this yet this is the guitar that was made with various pieces of Canadian historical icons. The instrument was built by George Rizsanyi from a collection of Canuck artifacts Jowi Taylor painstakingly collected, such as Pierre Trudeau's canoe paddle, the ship deck of the Bluenose II, and Paul Henderson's hockey stick.
The guitar had it's debut July 1st on the steps of parliment in Ottawa played by Stephen Fearing. We had the honour of setting up the instrument before it was displayed at the Winnipeg Folk Festival this year.

Here is John holding the guitar after he finished the work on it. It is a national treasure and we are honoured to have worked on it. Thank you Jowi Taylor!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Summer Planning

Camping season is here, are you prepared? Do you have enough guitar strings? What about a better case for that old mandolin? Do you know how to take care of your guitar while you're at the cottage, or folk festival? We do and we'd be happy to help you take care of your little baby. Bring your guitar (or mandolin, or ukulele) by for a summer checkup before you go away. Sled Dog Music - Home of acoustic instrument repairs and maintenance.