I've been working from home for a little over a year now. If you need repairs done I'm in Charleswood.....Roblin and Perimeter area. The old store number 204 783 2542 is my mobile number now. The email@example.com email address still works and will for few more years.
John@gtrdoc.com is my new email address, www.gtrdoc.com is essentially a guitar repair blog.
Rita MacNeil "if you have a dream, don't waste your time"
I did some work for her bass player and some of the artists that were on her show. I met her through these people and wished I'd had the opportunity to meet her in person. She toured relentlessly (played the Horseshoe Tavern ) and won many awards, her show hosted a remarkably diverse cast of guest artists, she did a guest appearance on Trailer Park Boys, (I love that) Farewell Rita MacNeil.
Sometimes you need very specific clamping pressure. This needed to be clamped from 3 directions. There are 2 small carbon fiber rods acting like a go bar inside the guitar holding a 3" piece of kerfing in place while the modified violin clamp and the spool clamp push back and down.
I had a Dbl Neck Danelectro come in needing new machine heads and a logo. The water decal ordered from the internet was problematic and not authentic. Danelectro silk screened their logo. After a few hours of research, several Youtube videos and a trip to the local art store and a print shop..... I got a screen made, did a couple practice runs and the headstocks were relogoed.
This guitar came in with a broken bridge plate, loose and fractured braces and of course a lifting bridge that included a portion of the top. Time was spent staring at it, pulling it out of the case, putting it back in again.....
Ignoring the overall damage, fixing it, one problem at a time, it came together. The structural issues were resolved and the top flattened. It plays well and is a nice sounding guitar.