Happy New Year! Looking Back at 2014

Thanks to all of you, Potvin Guitars had a fantastic 2014!  I couldn’t begin to run down the entire list of awesomness, but here are a few highlights that meant a lot to me: introducing a new six-inline headstock for the Ranchero model building a limited run of 10th Anniversary Ranchero Classics introducing a new 3+3 […]

The Super Bee Family Is Growing!

This new member of the Super Bee Series has been working it’s way through the Potvin Guitars skunkworks for quite some time!  I’m normally a fan of Bigsby vibratos, but a Strat style trem really just seems to suit the Super Bee vibe. This is a poplar test body that needs a few more improvements, but […]

Ranchero Jr Blackguard – Full Circle

It’s been 10 years since I built the first version of a guitar that I would later name The Ranchero.  Many variations of the soon-to-be Ranchero came out of the Potvin Guitars skunk works until finally, in 2009, I unveiled the first “official” Ranchero at the Montreal Guitar Show.  Many things have changed since that 2009 version, but the […]

Super Bee Updates

The Super Bee models are getting some tweaks!  All versions will now have a deeper cutaway for better upper fret access.  Here’s my son’s heavily played original Super Bee prototype and a new deeper cutaway version in progress.  Stay tuned for more changes! Visit the Super Bee Model page for complete specs, pricing and more pictures.

Little Details – Guitar Knobs

Do you have a favourite style of control knobs for your guitar?  Maybe it’s just the mad ramblings of a guitar builder, but in my opinion, certain styles are more at home on different guitar models.  Of course it’s never a bad idea to shake things up every now and then!  For example…

El Caminos on the Workbench

Here’s a partial batch of El Camino ’58s having their necks fitted.  From this point on, each neck only fits the body it’s been paired with.

New Headstock Shape For 2014!

I already updated my 6 in-line headstock shape earlier this year, so I decided to add a new 3+3 as well!  These are part of the first batch of necks to sport the new look.  You can expect to see this headstock show up on future El Camino, Mercury and Super Bee models.  The Jupiter will still be […]

Headstocks ready for black veneer

I like to use thin veneer on angled headstocks.  It looks great with just clear coats, and helps with coverage if black paint is the final plan.  It’s a little more work, but you know…