Douglas McLean, March 03,2020.March 4, 2020
Today I picked up aSeptember 9, 2022
I found Claude kind of by accident. I live in Nobel and was looking for someone to give me advice about and to work on a number of my guitars. I have about 19 acoustics from 3 Collings, to a 1979 Martin D35, a Gibson C&W, etc. The Martin D35 had a cracked bridge which needed replacing and honestly the intonation on it was never very good. Long story short to make that guitar work Claude essentially had to rebuild it from scratch – cut the top off, install a new torrented top, do a neck reset, replace the bridge and saddle. Although that work wasn’t cheap this guitar is now amazing. It’s never played so well. After that experience I’ve had Claude work on my Collings Jumbo maple and both of my Collings D2Hs. These guitars just sing now. Claude is definitely my go to guy to work on all this gear and it’s fantastic he’s within an hour of me. For every one of my guitars he takes in he explains exactly what he’s going to do and then he does it. What a concept! Beyond that Claude has become a friend. Next project I may be asking him to build something for me in exotic woods. Cocobolo? Koa? Not quite sure what but it’s in the cards. His attention to detail is absolutely amazing. And that makes all the difference! I highly recommend him.