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PLEASE NOTE: THIS SITE IS MOVING, BECAUSE THE HOST WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT INTERNET SITES BEGINNING IN LATE JULY. THERE WILL BE TWO NEW SITES. ONE WILL BE THE CONN GUITARS UNOFFICIAL SITE. THE OTHER WILL BE THE GUITAR MEDIC.  THE NEW GUITAR MEDIC SITE IS ALREADY UP AND RUNNING AT https://theguitarmedic.wixsite.com/tgm-indiana .  THIS CURRENT SITE WILL SOON NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE. THIS IS AN ONGOING MOVE, AND SOON YOU'LL SIMPLY BE ABLE TO TYPE "theguitarmedic.com" INTO YOUR BROWSER, GOOGLE OR BING SEARCH ENGINE, AND IT WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE NEW PAGE.

 

VINTAGE GUITARS:  FOR THE MOST PART I AM ABANDONING SOME OF THE INFORMATION AT THIS SITE. I WILL, HOWEVER, STILL MAINTAIN THE CONN GUITARS UNOFFICIAL WEB SITE. THAT SITE IS ALSO MOVING BUT IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.  I AM STILL SEEKING A WAY TO AUTOMATICALLY REDIRCT INQUIRIES TO THAT NEW SITE.  THE SITE IS NOT YET COMPLETED BUT CAN BE ACCESSED AT https://vintageguitars6.wixsite.com/conn-unofficial 

 

THIS CURRENT SITE WILL NOT BE DECOMMISSIONED UNTIL ALL CONTENT HAS MOVED TO THE NEW SITE. I WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT GENERAL RESEARCH OF VINTAGE GUITARS, BUT WILL FOCUS SOLELY ON CONN GUITARS.

Greetings and welcome to The Guitar Medic web site. I not only restore and repair fretted instruments, but also have worked in the aerospace industry for 40 years. I am an Aerospace Engineer, Restorer/repairer of fretted musical instruments, a Music Lover, and Acoustic Guitar/Bass Player.

As of Spring 2015, I am a Principal Engineer at a major aerospace company. I have worked in a variety of disciplines at a variety of aerospace companies since 1974.
My Aerospace Career

In 40+ years working in a variety of engineering disciplines (mostly Manufacturing/Process Engineering) in the Aerospace Industry I have learned and experienced a wide variety of engineering problems and solutions.
 
SOME AEROSPACE GEEK TRIVIA
There is a difference between a jet and a turbofan engine. In fact, Turbofans and Turboprops are more alike in their design and function than are Turbojets and Turbofans. True jets were one of the first inventions leading to the current day turbofan. They are inefficient at producing thrust, because they are fuel-hogs. So manufacturing of turbojets was phased out several years ago. My primary experience is with both single spool and multi-spool turbofans, assembly of them, and the manufacture of parts used to make them. Although I do not claim to be an expert in ANYTHING, I do have knowledge of the workings of gas turbines and their construction.

 

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The Guitar Medic®(2006-2015)
The main focus of this site is repairing, and restoring stringed instruments (fretted). I own a repair business, licensed to do business in the State of Indiana as The Guitar Medic, and I do a variety of repairs and restorations. I am still learning to play after all these years--but love doing so.
 
Stringed Instruments
As for stringed instruments, I have played various ones for nearly 50 years and in that time have gained some knowledge and experience that I hope to share here. I also have published photos of my current instruments. Some of the repair and restoration work is pretty intense. Some who might throw a guitar away should check with me first.
 
 
Hobbies
I have three or four hobbies. I have spent extensive time researching vintage guitars. Another is photography (which helps when photographing musical instrument repairs), and another is collecting things (hats (caps), t-shirts (logo), and guitars. I have no guitars of real value...just ones  that appeal to me.  Lastly, I play guitar, bass, and am learning to play the Appalachian dulcimer. I want to learn violin but don't know if I ever well. Seems I have my hands full with learning to play the guitar. I do not read music, but I might be able to do so if I ever complete lessons in Jamorama©--which I purchased in April 2008.