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#123 High Stocks & Headstocks with Woodbine Guitars

This week the best looking boys in guitar podcasting visit with someone local to them, the incredible Shea from Woodbine Guitars! Woodbine is a killer boutique custom outfit that does some of the most interesting hybrid axes out there, there’s a lot of influence from Gibson but a lot of straight up surprises await you here. They also run Woodrite Guitars to give folks a chance to get the flavour at a friendly price range while still being show stoppers. Shea is an excellent guy with excellent, fresh ideas on what guitars can be. Enjoy! https://instagram.com/woodbineguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/woodriteguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.woodbineguitars.com

#122 SG’s Everywhere All At Once

The brief hiatus is over and it’s back talking about our two host’s favourite guitar; the Gibson SG! The boys had the chance thanks to a friend of the show (shoutout to Connor!) to borrow a 1963 SG Junior, so of course they were all over that! And of course that meant another excuse to break out Al & Kasper’s personal SG’s to humble brag about those too. Hey, if ya got it flaunt it, right? There’s some catching up and some strange tales because of course there is, so listen in and enjoy!

#121 Swamp Thing with Swamp Witch Pedals

Chris Nielubowicz describes himself as Florida Swamp Goblin but he’s also a tone wizard. Wether it’s the searing drive tones of the Silver Birch or the fuzzy goodness of the Rattle Bones he’s got unique sounds on tap. We had a blast talking with him and you’ll have a blast listening so get in there and enjoy our chat with the Swamp Witch! https://www.swampwitchpedals.com/product-page/rattle-bones https://instagram.com/swampwitchpedals?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/almaelaineshoafart?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/sunfox_arts?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/joshua352?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

#120 Jazzing Things Up with Swope Guitars

Chris Swope has been a lot of things in the guitar industry, an apprentice, a master luthier, a salesman, a corporate management member and now the maker of the most innovative vibrato to hit the vintage leaning guitar market in years. I’m fact the Descendant Vibrato has taken off so much that he rarely makes guitars anymore. Hear the full story and so much more now! https://instagram.com/descendantvibrato?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/swopeguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= http://www.swopeguitars.com

#119 Don’t ****** Swear with Cardinal Instruments

Kasper & Al are joined by one of the coolest builders out there, Sam Evans from Cardinal Instruments. Sam is a very cool luthier hailing from Austen, Texas and since running one custom brand wasn’t enough for his side gig he loves a double life under the banner Old Redbird Guitars. It’s a blast of a chat and we can’t recommend it enough! Listen in! https://instagram.com/oldredbirdguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://oldredbirdguitars.com/ https://cardinalinstruments.com

#118 Maybe It’s Maybury with Maybury Guitars

We’re hopping back across the pond this week to chat with a luthier who’s account is one of our favourites to follow on Instagram, Maybury Guitars. Jason Snelling makes gorgeous and vivid guitars from his workshop/home in England and loves to experiment with colors, patina and even comic books. It makes sense when you listen in, so get listening! https://instagram.com/mayburyguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.mayburyguitars.co.uk/

#117 Strange Nomads with Templo Devices

This week the boys are visited form their old pal Scott Strange from Templo Devices. Scott makes a little of everything from effects pedals to guitars but what he’s really building his temple on is solutions. He’s building a premiere battery powered professional level amplifier that can runs for hours upon hours, as well as power your pedalboard. Add to that his clever Splyce pedal which is a mixer/boost/solution device and you’ve got a unique approach to an often tired guitar products market, plus he’s a funny as heck dude! Enjoy! https://instagram.com/templodevices?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.templodevices.com/

#116 Strat Hate & Sassy Mistresses with Mr Glyn’s Pickups

This week we get a visit from afar thanks to the absolutely delightful Glyn from Mr Glyn’s Pickups. He joins the boys from all the soy over in New Zealand to talk about pickups, wether a strat is a great guitar or a terrible one and so, so much more. It’s a ton of fun and we loved every minute of it. Enjoy! https://instagram.com/mrglynspickups?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instabio.cc/3101822kThG8W

#115 Victoria Guitar Show Recap Pt 4: Wood to Works, Vigilant Guitars & Joi Guitars

Our final episode of the Victoria Guitar Show Recap Series see the boys chatting it up with Caleb Pennington from Wood to Works, a rad Canadian woodworking and luthiery supply brand that is a one stop shop for anything you might need to build guitars. And we had to have a sit down with the founders of the VGS, Trevor of Vigilant Guitars and Reuben of Joi Guitars, to talk about the crazy day and reveal one last surprise. Enjoy! https://instagram.com/woodtoworks?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.woodtoworks.com/ https://instagram.com/vigilantguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.vigilantguitars.com https://instagram.com/joiguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.joiguitars.com There we go!

#114 Victoria Guitar Show Recap Pt 3: Funston Guitars & Michael Dunn Guitars

For this episode of the VGS Recap we wanted to share a couple of living legends in the guitar world. Bernard Funston has been building guitars for 20 years and has a reputation for beauty, elegance and tone. The boys talk about a crazy experience with him you won’t wanna miss! And our two hosts were beyond lucky to be able to sit down with Michael Dunn, whose work is near mythical in it’s beauty, legendary quality and far reaching impact on luthiers and players. Now mostly retired, Dunn has literally written the book (two of them in fact) on guitar building, lost luthiery secrets and more. He also apprenticed good friend of the show, Meredith Coloma of Coloma Guitars. Don’t miss it! https://instagram.com/funstonguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

#113 Victoria Guitar Show Recap Pt 2: McDiarmid Guitars And Capitol City Transistor & Valve

Next on the mic the boys sat down with McDiarmid Guitars who started as a father/son project and is now a blossoming custom shop. After that our two heroes are joined by a mad scientist of sorts, Capital City Transistor & Valve, making synths, gizmos, guitars amps, pedals and even doing repairs. Enjoy! https://instagram.com/mcdiarmid_guitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/cctvfm?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

#112 Victoria Guitar Show Recap Pt 1 : Otter Guitars and Harms Guitars

Here we go! The boy sat down at the Victoria Guitar Show with everyone they could to get interviews with some of the hottest luthiers you may or may not have heard of yet. Part 1 is Otter Guitars & Harms Guitars, both doing amazing work and very new to the industry, these talented makers are hungry to show the world what they’ve got. https://instagram.com/otter_guitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/harmsguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

#111 Victoria Guitar Show Part 1

This week the boys sit down to chat with Trevor from Vigilant Guitars and Reuben from Joi Guitars, the two organizers of the first annual Victoria Guitar show! They talk all about the efforts to create and organize a new guitar show, cover some of their builds and talk about some of what to expect at the show this weekend. That’s right, if you’re listening to this the week it releases then you can go to the guitar show on April 23 in Victoria, BC! https://instagram.com/victoriaguitarshow?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.victoriaguitarshow.com/ https://instagram.com/vigilantguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/joiguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

#110 Online Dating & Guitar Dealing

This week the boys sit down with their buddy Cam Janzen aka Slōwhei to talk a little about politics… just kidding! It’s guitar, duh! They get into custom guitars, throw some punches at Gibson, talk about Cam’s new ventures with Trent Guitars and Al once again manages to force Vertical Limit into the chat. In short it’s a sweet episode of chaos and guitars! Enjoy! https://instagram.com/slowhei?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://instagram.com/trentguitars?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://linktr.ee/trentguitars

#109 Please Sir May I Have Some Moar

More, More…. MOAR! This week we get to have on our good buddy Dan from Moar Guitars, again! Actually it might be more accurate to say that Al was the guest this week.  Dan’s been on the show a few times and it’s always an absolute pleasure so we thought we’d do things a little differently, so Kasper detoured during a trip to Germany and he and Dan sat down in the Moar Guitars workshop, about an hour outside of Copenhagen Denmark, while Al called in from Canada. It’s a little bit flipped around this week but that makes for some fun banter! Enjoy! https://instagram.com/moarguitars?utm_medium=copy_link https://moarguitars.com/

#108 Building Bridges with Leila from TunaTone Instruments

At long last the boys get a second chance to sit down with Leila Sidi from TunaTone Instruments again! They chat about all kinds of things, new instruments, new hardware and cover what two years worth of change can mean for a custom luthier. It's a delightful chat with one of the kindest souls in luthiery, enjoy! https://instagram.com/tunatoneinst?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.tunatoneinstruments.com/

#107 All SG Power Hour

This week the guys decided to sit down and go through their picks for the greatest guitar of all time, the Gibson SG. The boys are joined by their good friend and fellow SG fanatic Eric Merrow who took a break from making the awesome demos for his YouTube channel to join in on the SG loving. Enjoy! https://instagram.com/ericmerrow?utm_medium=copy_link https://linktr.ee/ericmerrow

#106 Feeling Grimm with Adam From Satellite Amps

Adam from Satellite Amps returns to regale us with more of his incredibly interesting tales! We talk about the end of his legal fight with Gibson Guitars, how many guitars is too many guitars, and how gear builders can help save the world. It’s an amazing chat with one of the coolest guys to ever grace the guitar industry. Enjoy! https://instagram.com/satelliteamps?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.satelliteamps.com

#105 What’s Up Doc? Gallagher Guitars

We’re going unplugged this week and sitting down with a legacy guitar brand from Tennessee, Gallagher Guitars and their owner David Mathis. Gallagher has a rich history of making acoustics and connecting with players across roots, blues, country and more. They closed for a couple years before David bought and resurrected the brand, here all about it now! https://instagram.com/gallagherguitarco?utm_medium=copy_link https://linkinprofile.com/gallagherguitarco

#104 Onkel Amplification Returns!

This week our good buddy Mike Rollinson from Onkel Amplification is back on the mic with Al & Kasper. The boys talk about Mike’s new workshop, his dozens of new ideas he’s working on, and why Dewalt batteries are the next big thing in guitar. It’s a killer chat with one of the most interesting and talented builders out there. Enjoy! https://instagram.com/onkelamplified?utm_medium=copy_link https://onkelamps.com

#103 Barncasters & Birthdays with Sheldon of True North Pedals

This week we finally got to sit down and have another visit with Sheldon Ens, the man behind True North Pedals and one of our closest friends of the show. Sheldon is one of Canada’s most respected drive pedal wizards and can boast high praise for his pedals from the likes of Robert Keeley, Brian Wampler and many more. He was lost on to early in our show’s history to close a competition, now he’s back to help us launch a new one! Listen in for more. https://instagram.com/true_north_pedals?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.truenorthpedals.ca/

#102 Parts Build Series Pt 3 Final Thoughts & Final Assembly ft. Vigilant Guitars & Partscaster Concierge

It’s the finale of the Parts Build Series and to end it with style the boys are joined by Gary from Partscaster Concierge & Trevor from Vigilant Guitars. They discuss everything from last minute problems to wrapping up wiring and so much more. Be sure to listen to Parts 1 & 2 if you haven’t yet, and enjoy! Parts Build Series Partners @partscasterconcierge @vigilantguitars @colmaxpickups @gunstreetwiringshop @indra_guitars https://instagram.com/vigilantguitars?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.vigilantguitars.com https://instagram.com/partscasterconcierge?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.partscasterconcierge.com/ https://instagram.com/indra_guitars?utm_medium=copy_link http://www.indraguitars.com/ https://instagram.com/colmaxpickups?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.colmaxpickups.com/ https://instagram.com/gunstreetwiringshop?utm_medium=copy_link https://gunstreetwiringshop.com/thehub

#101 Launching Fuzz Free with Wonderful Audio Technology

Al Perterson: We’re back! The boys waste no time getting down with Ralf Gottschalk and his brand new pedal company, Wonderful Audio Technology. Based in California Ralf has worked with other brands to develop a line of pedals and finally decided it was time to launch his own and whoa boy did he come out strong! The guys talk gear, what they got up to during the holiday break and somehow even Chris O’Donnell managed to come up again. Enjoy! https://instagram.com/wonderfulaudiotechnology?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.wonderfulaudiotechnology.com/

#100th Episode Quiz Show Extravaganza!

It’s a special milestone for us! We hit our 100th episode and we wanted to celebrate by having a bit of fun. So we dialed up a couple pals to hold our biggest quiz show yet! Asher from Caulfield Cables dons the mantle of Quizmaster and delivers a competition to pit us against each other! We’re also joined in the ring by Benjamin Bond from Bond Guitars going head to head with Kasper & Al. Who will emerge victorious? Listen in to find out! https://instagram.com/caulfieldcables?utm_medium=copy_link https://linktr.ee/caulfieldcables https://instagram.com/bondguitars?utm_medium=copy_link https://bondguitars.org/

#99 Opening Closed Doors with Coloma Guitars

Meredith Coloma is a very storied individual who took a very unique path to guitar building. From world stages to hit song making and highly unlikely apprenticeships you’ll be hard pressed to find someone more accomplished. She’s charming, funny and knows more about guitars than your two favourite goofy hosts ever could. It’s a really great chat so enjoy! https://instagram.com/colomaguitars?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.colomaguitars.com/new-page

#98 Building Bridges with Barry from Grez Guitars

When you think of vintage guitars one of the most touted characteristics they have is the super old wood giving them magical tonal properties. Well Grez Guitars uses wood that’s a solid 30-40 years older than any 50’s single cut with an enormous price tag. Barry is also one of the nicest guys in guitar making, so listen in and get to know the unique instruments and man behind them. https://instagram.com/grezguitars?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.grezguitars.com

#97 The Food Was Better with Fox from Mallory Guitars

Hailing from New Mexico Al & Kasper are joined by Fox Fletcher who’s pushing his guitars to redefine vintage soul with modern touches. From luthiery school to a working for Collings Guitars, Fox has honed his chops to become the new brand ready to make big waves in 6 strings. Enjoy our chat with this humble and delightful guy! https://instagram.com/malloryguitars?utm_medium=copy_link https://malloryguitars.com/

#96 Parts Build Series Pt 2 Getting Together ft. Gary of Partscaster Concierge

We’re back in the build series this week and it’s assembly day! We get into why you should double and triple check everything, being brave enough to take irreversible steps and what makes assembly go smoother. We’re joined by Gary from Partscaster Concierge who made the beautiful bodies for our two instruments to get his take on assembling your (and our) builds. Parts Build Series Partners @partscasterconcierge @vigilantguitars @colmaxpickups @gunstreetwiringshop @indra_guitars https://instagram.com/vigilantguitars?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.vigilantguitars.com https://instagram.com/partscasterconcierge?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.partscasterconcierge.com/ https://instagram.com/indra_guitars?utm_medium=copy_link http://www.indraguitars.com/ https://instagram.com/colmaxpickups?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.colmaxpickups.com/ https://instagram.com/gunstreetwiringshop?utm_medium=copy_link https://gunstreetwiringshop.com/thehub

#95 Picking Up On Pickups with Kris from PegCity Pickups

This week we get a visit from the Canadian prairies with Kris Remillard from PegCity Pickups. Fast making a name for himself as a passionate and skilled pickup winder, Kris is turning a passion into a business and making lemonade from lemons. He’s awesome and so is this episode! https://instagram.com/pegcitypickups?utm_medium=copy_link https://pegcitypickups.com/

#94 Dedicated to David with Sean from Lollygagger Fx

This week we have returning friend of Al & Kasper, the mighty cool Sean from the epic Lollygagger Fx! Sean is a great guy with a heart of gold who’s pedals have wowed people the world over. The boys talk about old pedals, upcoming pedals and much more. Al chokes on water and the boys take a rare dive deep into some serious issues. It’s an unforgettable episode you don’t want to miss! https://instagram.com/lollygagger_fx?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.lollygaggerfx.com

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