Welcome to Champlin Guitars.
UPDATE Sept 2020: The storefront is re-opening! We'll be open every Fri, Sat, Sun from 1-7pm starting Sept 11, 2020. We will be wearing masks and ask that you do the same. We'll do everything in our power to maintain a safe, welcoming environment for everybody. If you can't make it during regular hours, or would prefer curbside pickup, we can accommodate, just give a call. All are welcome to drop by during regular hours, but I will continue to offer repair work by appointment.
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-The storefront is open! Regular hours at 1230 Cornwall Ave are Fri, 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 2019 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 2019. 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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