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The La Conner Virginia-Belize connection

 


I had a luthier guest at my Airbnb for five nights from Virginia, Steve Showalter, the creator and proprietor of Showalter Guitars. Steve, a very laid back kinda guy brought two of his beautiful guitars to the show for sale. He and I shared some interesting stories about ... wood! The man is a true artisan.

Since he had some extra time before the show kicked off on Friday, I took him over to meet one of La Conner’s own wood artisan’s, Stuart Welch.

When I called, Stu said to tell Steve that he a had a piece of “The Tree.” Steve’s eyes lit up when he heard that. We go to Stuart’...



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