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Old 11-12-2019, 12:37 PM
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Thanks Ben! I hope the Pellerin finishing class went well for you! Karan is going to it after the show!

Looking good guys!
It was 2 days of pure fun with Karan!

I am talking about finish class with him everyday, and he is so happy! He totally deserve that, he is an incredible builder
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:02 AM
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What I love about Karan is his incredible work ethic and his ambition to not only better himself in his craft, but also to strive to learn to do things better. When he was at Music China, he had dealer comment on his finish. Not that it was bad, but if he could improve it in certain areas, the guitar would certainly stand above many others. His build quality is great and his tone with his new Mod D body is extremely pleasing.

What did Karan do? He decided to fly to Canada to learn more! Since he was flying to Canada for the Quebec show, he tag teamed that with a guitar finish class with Michel Pellerin! Pellerin used to head the finishing department with Godin. If you've seem any of Michel's work, you know that he is a perfectionist and does an impeccable job with guitar finish. He'll spend two weeks with Michel learning and perfecting his finish technique!

Here are some pics from the Pellerin shop!

Francois (worked with michel for 17 years!) looking at wood


Michel working his magic


Sanding down old finish



Some more pics!



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It was 2 days of pure fun with Karan!

I am talking about finish class with him everyday, and he is so happy! He totally deserve that, he is an incredible builder
Glad the finishing class went well for you! I hear nothing but great things!
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Old 11-15-2019, 07:48 AM
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I am hearing nothing but great things about the Pellerin finish class. Can't wait to see Karan's guitars now!
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Old 11-18-2019, 04:12 PM
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Some updated photos from the Pellerin finish class. Mirror finish







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Old 12-03-2019, 08:21 AM
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check out this beautiful Indian Redwood!

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Old 12-15-2019, 07:59 AM
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check out this beautiful Indian Redwood!

and the back
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:09 AM
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Gorgeous!!
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Old 12-15-2019, 12:45 PM
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That is such beautiful wood, like chocolate koa! I wonder how it sounds?
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Old 12-17-2019, 01:59 PM
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Gorgeous!!
very much so indeed!


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That is such beautiful wood, like chocolate koa! I wonder how it sounds?
From Karan: Redwood is very similar to old growth Koa in stiffness, density and aesthetics. Warm, warm tone!
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Old 12-28-2019, 11:44 AM
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Kostal MDW came to say hi! IMG_20191228_124239.jpg
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:16 AM
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These are two guitars Karan is building for the Holy Grail show. I absolutely love the flame on that Ghamar wood!

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Old 02-04-2020, 08:18 AM
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The flame on that Ghamar!
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:28 PM
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Matthew chulka with Bigfoot OM. Sounds great!

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Old 04-28-2020, 07:21 AM
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Online interview with Double Bassist and vocalist Sarah Blake (29th) and Karan on the 30th. Should be a great one!

https://mailchi.mp/5649e5b13fd4/damusicalhq-4228881
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Old 04-30-2020, 05:29 AM
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Interview is actually going on now at 7am est. I forgot about the time zones!
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