I found Claude kind ofSeptember 9, 2022
I was very fortunate toSeptember 9, 2022
Today I picked up a new custom 000 that Claude built for me.. Wow! Played this thing at a practice today and it’s a canon. I was playing it through my acoustic amp and I had to keep backing off. The guitar can be so loud if you let it be. So much for the thought I had that a small guitar couldn’t have a big sound. I’ve been completely re-educated.
This was a special build Claude did for me that we started talking about back in January. The guitar is built using Pau Ferro back and sides, Adirondack top and bracing, mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and lots of bling. But it’s all Claude! If you can’t tell I’m very very happy!
I’m a very lucky guy. I have 3 Collings acoustics, a Gibson Country & Western, a Martin D-35, a Larrivee D-05, 6 different style electrics and a number of amps and lesser acoustic guitars. Now I’m the proud owner of a St Denis 000! My relationship with Claude started quite by accident a number of years ago. I was looking for someone to work on my acoustics doing setups, neck resets and whatever else they need. It wasn’t a question of money. I was disappointed in what I found in the City. Either the shops were so busy or expensive or simply did a very poor job. Claude impressed me right away. Everything he does is very precise. In fact he explains all aspects of your guitar to you including as Martin would say “the care and feeding” of your instruments. He’s been a Godsend for me having worked on some of my very expensive instruments. He’s my go to guy now and will continue to be. I highly recommend him for any sort of repairs or new builds. The question is can I afford another new St Denis? Lol. For now we’ll just love the one we have.