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    Lee Valley Spring 2016 catalogue

    I got my Lee Valley Spring 2016 catalogue in the mail today, and was happy to see a bunch of pretty (non-branded) guitars on the cover:


    The guitars have been built by a group of students at a vocational high school in Kingston, Ontario.
    Students' guitars grace magazine cover | The Kingston Whig-Standard

    You can look at the catalogue here, although I find this thing almost impossible to manipulate.
    I'm glad I have a paper copy of the catalogue. I would give up after trying to zoom in on one or two pages.
    Maybe it will work better on other members' computers:
    Students' guitars grace magazine cover | The Kingston Whig-Standard

    But my point here is - How cool is it for a young person to be able to go to high school and learn how to make guitars at this level of proficiency?
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    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    Very cool--I saw this on another site--and wish they'd had this when I was in school.
    I did actually think about taking a wood working course to see if I could make one--but it wouldn't have worked out for a variety of reasons--including no guitar making ability among teachers.
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    Oops - I screwed up the links in the original post, and it's too late to edit.

    Here is the correct link for the online (non PDF) catalogue:
    Lee Valley Tools - Online Catalog

    And here is a screen-grab of the catalogue. The pic I used above isn't very good, but it's the only thing on the net right now.
    Hopefully you can get an idea what quality these guitars appear to be - made in high school!
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    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    I learned my stuff in high school as well. I was lucky enough to have Mike Kinal of Kinal Guitars as a woodworking teacher. Build my first solid body electric in grade 9 woodworking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mreilander View Post
    I learned my stuff in high school as well. I was lucky enough to have Mike Kinal of Kinal Guitars as a woodworking teacher. Build my first solid body electric in grade 9 woodworking
    Lucky indeed!

    I built an amp in electronics class.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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