This is How You Make a Custom Guitar

Garren Dakessian of Oakville, Ontario, makes some of the most extraordinary-sounding acoustic guitars I’ve ever heard. He brought over a guitar he made for Serj Tankian of System of a Down over to the house and strummed a couple of chords. Wow.

Garren–under the guise of Loucin Guitars–has created instruments for Alex Lifeson, Zakk Wylde, Sammy Hagar, Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch) and others.  He just sent me this video of him working at the shop.

The man also builds a mean fireplace mantle (he did one for me; I don’t play guitar, so…)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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