Name:

Mike Sankey

Location:

Ottawa, Canada

 

 

I've been building and repairing guitars for 17 years. Each one is crafted individually, slowly, by hand. I give my instruments names, not serial numbers, because every one is unique. I like to maintain a modern and functionalist aesthetic, showcasing the natural beauty of local woods. Hopefully you'll enjoy them too!

 

 

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Thursday
Sep062012

Tiny Music

I get asked to push the envelope of guitar design in some pretty extreme directions sometimes. For this case a drawing on paper just wasn't going to be enough to properly visualize it. So, I made a half-scale model, complete with control and strap button locations. This kind of thing also helps me by providing a guide for when I start carving away at the real thing. Wood isn't like plasticine, after all; you can only remove material, you can't add it back. Here's more:

I can't wait to get started on the real thing.

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