Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Good Bye and Good Luck to RJ

After five years of teaching here at Summit School, RJ is returning to Guitar Building and Repairs. We wish him all the best in future endeavors.
Good Luck RJ and Thank you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 2008

We at Summit School, would like to extend our warm wishes to past and present students and their families.
For a Happy holiday season and all the best to everyone in the New Year
Cory ( British Columbia) routing a cavity on his bass.
Darryl (Ontario) has extended his stay an additional two months. He is working on his solid body

Joe ( British Columbia) Using the drill press for his bridge.

Cian (Ontario) bending the binding for his Acoustic
He is finishing up the Six Month Course here at Summit.

Nick (British Columbia) using the drum sander to thin down the top for his acoustic guitar

Eric (Memphis) checking out his sanding job

Doug (Alberta) getting instruction from Sigmund Johannessen

Willy (British columbia) drafting his solid body

Steve (Ontario) has just finished the repair part of his program and is drafting out a solid body guitar.
Lars ( Walla Walla) is shaping his back bracing.
While attending the GAL Convention this summer, Lars bid on and won a two week course here at Summit School.

Monday, October 13, 2008

October / November 2008

Cian (Ontario) winding a pickup

Adam (New York) building an Acoustic Guitar as part of the One Year Master Program

Allan (Ontario) shaping a neck and Antoine (Switzerland) carving the back for his Archtop

Joe (British Columbia) working on repairs

Sean (Alberta) and Darryl (Ontario) starting their course in the repair department

Tyson (Ontario) giving us a look at the electric guitar he built

Jonathan (Alberta) picked a nice day to get a picture of the left handed electric guitar he built

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Guest Lecture with Michael Dunn September 2008

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Michael Dunn, it is always a pleasure to have him visit the school.

visit Michael Dunns website

September 2008 Meet Stinni from Iceland

Stinni completed the One Year Master Program

Nice guitar Stinni
A hard days work

Too much Duct Tape ?????

Summer 2008

Jimmy and Ander play a friendly game of Arizona Golf

Stinni (from Iceland) takes time out to feed the Canadian Geese

Nick, Monique, Cian, Stinni, and Joe visiting the local Coombs Emporium

Stinni finding his roots at Cathedral Grove

Stinni, Monique, Joe, Brian and Cian size up this tree in Cathedral Grove

The very talented Eric (from Mephis) entertains the guests
at Deez Bar and Grill in Qualicum

Students come out and sit in at a local jam session
Nick (California), Tyson (Ontario), Cory (Qualicum), Eric (Memphis)
Antoine (Switzerland), Cian (Ontario), Mike (Summit School Instructor)

Jimmy completes the Buzz Feiton training while attending a
Three Month Guitar Repair Course here at Summit School

Asa and Noah (California) show the Acoustic Guitars they completed here this summer

Noah and Asa take in the local car show this summer in Qualicum Beach

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Message from Victor in Spain

This Victor from Spain. I wish i had been there with you guys enjoying a cup of wine. Best regards to all of you: Stinni, hvordan er haaret ditt !?!?! Monique, your look seems so secure. That´s great ! Adam, please, my pictures, peace of mind.. I hope you´re better Arlen. God, skates are pretty dangerous, I must say

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Italian Night at Summit

Welcome to Italian Night

Iacapo (from Italy) and his family joined us,
as they were our inspiration for this months student dinner

All the students brought an italian dish to dinner
(Magnifico !!!!!!!)

Friday, September 12, 2008

First week of September 2008

This is Brian working on his solid body guitar
This is Brian playing the finished product
Brandon gluing on the back of his acoustic
Brandon playing the acoustic he built while attending Summit

Bennett checking bridge plate in the repair department of Summit

Bennett with his guitar he built during his three month stay at the school.

Stinni (Iceland), Cory (Qualicum), Ander (France) and Monique (Vancouver) pose for a farewell to Ander Picture

Ander (from France) playing the Weissenborn Hawaiian Lap Steel guitar he built during his six months at Summit

Ander showing us another of his finished guitar

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

End of August 2008

Mike Jarvis (Summit School Instructor) checks out the classical guitar Monique built during her one year here at Summit
(Check out the raised extention finger board)
This gives you higher access without a cutaway.
Monique's hard work paid off - take a look at these fine guitars

After Monique recovers from a chocolate cake in the face courtesy of RJ, she receives her certificate. Congratulation Monique on completing the One Year Master Program

Iacapo finishes the Eight week Archtop Building Course

Iacapo (from Italy) proudly displays his Archtop

Jacob helps Papa Sigmund scrape his Archtop

Drew finishes the eight week guitar repair course