Join Sully for a chat with builder extraordinaire Stephen McSwain! They chat about his path to where he is now, his patented Tone Layer, how to look when you show up at a gig and want to get guitars to a high profile artist, and more!
This week's episode features Mike Learn as our guest. Mike is an experienced builder, painter, artist, and inventor. He builds his own guitars under the Learn Guitars brand, he's designed album covers for Megadeth, he's done paint and graphics for Jackson, Charvel, BC Rich, D'Angelico, he teaches building as well as airbrushing, and he's an all around good dude. Oh, his band, Lords of Distortion are our musical guest, too!
Song: Peace and Love by Lords of Distortion
Paul, Sully, Perry Ormsby, and Doug Kauer get together and chat. And chat. And chat. Repairs, Australian Siri, page 32 of the StewMac catalog, making guitars from hemp, Perry's smooth tones, Jumping sharks, Doug and Perry's Instagram competition, and so much more!
Hey kids! This time, Paul and Sully get together, chat about what's new (some really exciting stuff!), Sully gives a nice trans finish recipe, and then we answer a whole bunch of listener questions. Shop tantrums, learning from others, the fashion business that is our industry, the genius of Frank Falbo, the dreaminess of Kevin Equitz, one of our favorite movies; it's all here!
This week Paul talks with Andy Birko, an experience CNC machinist, who specializes primarily in OEM necks, fretboards, and bridges for acoustic makers. He also knows what a bandura is. Don't ask me, I still have no idea.
Tune in for another delightful episode where Paul and Sully answer listener questions about endorsements, assembling parts guitars, guitar builds that seem to fight you every step of the way and more!
Sully chats with guest (and Luthierist Podcast listener!) Brian Nutter of Nutter Guitars. We talk about how he got started playing and building, his time playing guitar in Keith Urban's band, and so much more!