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Vancouver International Guitar Festival 2017

The 2017 Vancouver International Guitar Festival is this weekend! It’s the first year for this event, and Mrs. Potvin Guitars and I will be there with a selection of guitars for you to test drive. Come on down and try some Potvin Guitars!

Ottawa Guitar Show 2016

The 2016 Ottawa Guitar Show is this Sunday! This year there’ll be close to 50 builders and  I’ll be there with a nice selection of Potvin Guitars for you to try out. I may even have a few guitar building templates for any builders in the crowd. Admission is free, so come on down and try some Potvin Guitars!

Workshop Vault: Retro Slide Thang Part 2

In Part 1 of the build, I left off after just having completed the truss rod slot and fretboard preparation.  As luck would have it, the truss rods I have have are meant for 24.75″ or 25.5″ necks, so on this project it just barely fits given the shorter scale length. I would normally make […]

Workshop Vault: Retro Slide Thang Part 1

Nothin’ But a Slide ‘Thang My idea for this project was to design and build something geared towards playing slide guitar.  My inspirations were those old student-model or Sears catalog guitars of the 1950’s.  They’re often of such suspect quality that they can only be used for slide because of neck issues.  Hey, lay off! Not having a truss rod can […]

Workshop Vault

A Long Time Ago, in a Shop Far Far Away Years ago, when it seemed I had more time, I would post photo logs on my website of whatever guitars I was building.  I found that type of build thread extremely valuable when I was first trying to learn how to build a guitar. Apparently […]

Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015 Recap

The Road to the 2015 Holy Grail Guitar Show My trip to the Holy Grail Guitar Show in October already seems like a distant memory, but it was another fantastic visit to Berlin!  I didn’t have Mrs Potvin Guitars with me on this trip so the photos are all by yours truly (go easy, I’m a guitar […]

Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to exhibit my guitars for a second time at the 2015 Holy Grail Guitar Show October 31 & November 1 in Berlin Germany. Last year was the first year for this show and the turnout was amazing.  Now that the secret is out, I suspect this year […]

Mashup Hybrid Guitar Building Templates

Mashups.  Hybrids.  Mix and match.  Call them what you want, but when you take features from a few different guitar models and combine them, you get awesome results. As part of my guitar building template selection, I’m very excited to offer a selection of Mashups, with more on the way. Mashups are a great way to leverage […]

Ottawa Guitar Show 2015

It’s almost time for the Ottawa Guitar Show 2015! The attendee list looks bigger and better than ever!  I’ll be there again with a nice selection of Potvin Guitars for you to try out. I may even have a few guitar building templates for any builders in the crowd. Admission is free, so come on down and try some […]

T-Style Deluxe and ’69 Thinline Templates

I’ve just added two new template sets to the luthier tools store.  If you’re looking for guitar building templates, and you like T-Style guitars, have a look! T-style Deluxe Guitar Template Set The T-style Deluxe is an awesome beast. It sports a Strat neck with a big headstock, humbuckers (wide range or standard), two volumes […]