Welcome to Champlin Guitars.
UPDATE March 31 2020: The storefront is temporarily closed to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Feel free to reach out to me with any instrument repair/building questions, but understand that for the time being I am seriously limiting my intake of work to minimize contact and potential virus spread. Take care, be safe, and thanks!
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-The storefront is open! Regular hours at 1230 Cornwall Ave are Wed-Fri 11-7, and Sat & Sun 1-7. I'm onsite offering full repair service from restrings and setups, to fret work and structural repair. There's always a fun selection of used and vintage guitars, with a price range for everybody. All guitars are fully setup and ready to play, and I also have an array of strings, picks, and general accessories in stock. Come say hello!
-I was happy to see a Champlin guitar being represented onstage at Clifftop,WV this year. Nokosee Fields, and Joseph Decosimo took 1st and 2nd places in the fiddle contest, both accompanied by Leo Shannon on his Champlin L-00. Check out the video here:
-Thanks to all who visited my pop-up shop at The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA, June 30 - July 7. It was a busy and fun week! I offered fretted instrument repair, sales and consultation, along with the excellent violin and bow makers Jamie Hermann, Brandon Godman, and Jacob Mitas. See you again next year... www.centrum.org
-I was featured in Fretboard Journal's online magazine. Check it out here:
-It was a grand time at the 44th annual NW Handmade Instrument Show in Portland, May 4-5, 2019. Thanks to all the folks who came out, said howdy, and tried out some guitars! Details here:
-Hand screen printed Champlin Guitar Co. shirts available!
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