Saturday, August 8, 2009
I didn't mention in the first post, but I signed up for 20 weeks in the Lado Luthiery School in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada and have just finished the first week. I was familiar with Joe Kovacic's guitars from seeing Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden and Voivod playing them, so that tipped my decision over a couple of other schools that I had been looking at. I have been playing since I was 15 and always wanted to build and repair guitars, so better late than never! We really did a lot the first week, mainly working on necks but we put together some neck through body guitars as well. I'm really looking forward to completing the school and opening my own shop in Amsterdam.