Welcome 2014!

It was a really busy Christmas and our "12 Guitars of Christmas" sale was a huge success! There were 12 guitars in total available for sale and we had inquiries from Kelowna and Vancouver and as far away as the far north.

In fact, the James Burton telecaster went to a very happy guy up in Dawson Creek (shipped it by Greyhound). a 12-string acoustic went to a professional musician here in Kelowna. The bass was bid on but we're still waiting for the lucky guy to get back from his tropical vacation and take delivery. There are still a few electric and acoustic guitars available from the sale and I'm around for the rest of the month of January for anyone who wants to drop by and demo one. The prices start at only $180 and go up to $600.


Guitar repair job 1964 Gibson Hummingbird completed January 13, 2014The guitar repair business has been really busy as well. Right now, I'm working on a 1964 Gibson Hummingbird. It needed 3 frets, the bridge had come off and carved a brand new bone nut for it.  The guy's Grandfather had given it to him and according to him "it never played right". I'm looking forward to handing it back to him and seeing his face when he plays it!

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  • Blake Dixon (Longwing guitars)

    Blake Dixon (Longwing guitars) Kelowna

    I just wanted to say I get all my guitars set up by Jim. I am a builder however even the best made guitars won't play well or even at all unless you have set them up properly. That's where Jim comes into the picture. I love to build guitars but set up I leave to him completely. He recieves fro me a fresh built guitar with the bridge attached and then the magic begins. When I get a guitar back it plays unbelievable. It sounds amazing and is taken care of so well. I can't say enough about Jim's workmen ship. He brings life to my guitars. Will be using Jim exclusively for all my builds. Longwing guitars

    I just wanted to say I get all my guitars set up by Jim. I am a builder however even the best made guitars won't play well or even at all unless you have set them up properly. That's where Jim comes into the picture. I love to build guitars but set up I leave to him completely. He recieves fro me a fresh built guitar with the bridge attached and then the magic begins. When I get a guitar back it plays unbelievable. It sounds amazing and is taken care of so well. I can't say enough about Jim's workmen ship. He brings life to my guitars. Will be using Jim exclusively for all my builds.
    Longwing guitars

  • Pat Green

    Pat Green Okanagan

    Just had my 3rd guitar set up with Jim, this time he customized a telecaster for me and gave me back an awesome instrument. New bone nut made and installed, fret redress and installation of Fender Custom Shop Pick ups. This guitar feels, plays and sounds amazing- Jim has done a wonderful transition. Previous work was on a Martin and a Furch dreadnaught, Jim worked with me to get it as I wanted it, fixed a problematic saddle pickup and got me playing instruments that are just singing. Thanks Jim. ----Highly recommended-----

    Just had my 3rd guitar set up with Jim, this time he customized a telecaster for me and gave me back an awesome instrument. New bone nut made and installed, fret redress and installation of Fender Custom Shop Pick ups. This guitar feels, plays and sounds amazing- Jim has done a wonderful transition.
    Previous work was on a Martin and a Furch dreadnaught, Jim worked with me to get it as I wanted it, fixed a problematic saddle pickup and got me playing instruments that are just singing. Thanks Jim.
    ----Highly recommended-----

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