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  • Lewiston, ME
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Heytman Instruments commented on Bourgeois Guitars's blog post Day 15: The end is near. I can smell it.
"Nice work! Did you have to re-lacquer after the bindings? They look like they're sitting pretty flush."
May 7, 2013
Heytman Instruments commented on Bourgeois Guitars's blog post Day 6: Beginning the reassembly
"I meant endblock"
May 7, 2013
Heytman Instruments commented on Bourgeois Guitars's blog post Day 6: Beginning the reassembly
"Curious. Do you always use ply for your heel blocks? Can't think of any reason why not."
May 7, 2013
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Oct 15, 2012
Bourgeois Guitars's blog post was featured

Return of The Banjo Killer, the final chapter. . .

Bryan Sutton and "Banjo Killer"; Medley: The Original Waltz/Old Lake. from Bourgeois Guitars on Vimeo.The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo Killer at Bourgeois Guitars' IBMA Flatpicking Showcase in Nashville. Before the show Bryan commented that "...it sounds better in many ways than it did before". He later said he didn't…See More
Oct 15, 2012
Bourgeois Guitars posted a blog post

Return of The Banjo Killer, the final chapter. . .

Bryan Sutton and "Banjo Killer"; Medley: The Original Waltz/Old Lake. from Bourgeois Guitars on Vimeo.The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo Killer at Bourgeois Guitars' IBMA Flatpicking Showcase in Nashville. Before the show Bryan commented that "...it sounds better in many ways than it did before". He later said he didn't…See More
Oct 14, 2012
Bourgeois Guitars commented on Bourgeois Guitars's blog post Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!
"Dear everyone who left comments to us below, I am sorry that it has taken me a  long time to respond. I got back to Tokyo safely 4days ago. I can't thank you enough for supporting us since we started working on the project on June 25. As…"
Jul 21, 2012
Michael Munzer commented on Bourgeois Guitars's blog post Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!
"Thanks for sharing this great story. Shin is a wonderful player. Bryan must be thrilled to be getting his instrument back!"
Jul 18, 2012
Zohn Genade commented on Bourgeois Guitars's blog post Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!
"Well done Shin! Great story thank you for sharing. "
Jul 17, 2012
Bourgeois Guitars's blog post was featured

Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!

This story has a happy ending, folks, and I'll start with it. After working for three weeks to painstakingly restore Bryan Sutton's flood damaged Banjo Killer, Shin Ichikawa finally got to test drive it today! The entire shop stopped working to watch this exciting moment, after which Shin received a standing ovation (well, we were all standing anyway). …See More
Jul 16, 2012
Sleight of Hand commented on Bourgeois Guitars's blog post Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!
"I can't wait to see the videos of the restoration of the case...you are going to restore that as well, right?"
Jul 15, 2012
Sleight of Hand commented on Bourgeois Guitars's blog post Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!
"I just love a happy ending! Shin is my hero now.  I hope he has sweet dreams of playing such a huge role in this project (and the Banjo Killer, if you'll pardon the 'syllepsis'...)"
Jul 15, 2012
Doc Rogers commented on Bourgeois Guitars's blog post Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!
"What a great story. Thanks for taking the time to document this amazing reclamation. Bryan must be ecstatic, and Shin's playing was pretty impressive as well."
Jul 14, 2012
Bourgeois Guitars posted a blog post

Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!

This story has a happy ending, folks, and I'll start with it. After working for three weeks to painstakingly restore Bryan Sutton's flood damaged Banjo Killer, Shin Ichikawa finally got to test drive it today! The entire shop stopped working to watch this exciting moment, after which Shin received a standing ovation (well, we were all standing anyway). …See More
Jul 13, 2012
Bourgeois Guitars's 3 blog posts were featured
Jul 12, 2012
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Jul 12, 2012

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Return of The Banjo Killer, the final chapter. . .

Bryan Sutton and "Banjo Killer"; Medley: The Original Waltz/Old Lake. from Bourgeois Guitars on Vimeo.

The moment we've been waiting for: On Oct. 28, 2012, Bryan Sutton debuted the restored the Banjo…

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Posted on October 15, 2012 at 7:43pm

Day 16: The Banjo Killer slays again!

This story has a happy ending, folks, and I'll start with it. After working for three weeks to painstakingly restore Bryan Sutton's flood damaged Banjo Killer, Shin Ichikawa finally got to test drive it today! The entire shop stopped working to watch this exciting moment, after which Shin received a standing ovation (well, we were all standing anyway). …

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Posted on July 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Day 15: The end is near. I can smell it.

Shin Ichikawa and I started the day by fitting and glueing the back binding. Last night's fitting of the top binding was tedious, but the tricks we learned made the fit of back binding go smothly. I am amazed at how cleanly both bindings look.  Some finish touch up will be required, but the overall appearance is more than…

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Posted on July 12, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Day 14: Today was hump day in more than one respect.

We started the day by glueing the top to the rim, using spool clamps and Titebond glue. We started at the neck area, were the top was registered to the block with pins, and worked our way around to the end block. I used a piece of ivoroid binding to align the top to the rim while Shin worked the clamps.…

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Posted on July 11, 2012 at 9:00pm

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