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Guitars4Vets Lesson.

OK, so now I can finally put the picture up. This is a guitar lesson with the Denver Chapter of Guitars4Vets two weeks ago. Veterans from the neurological program at the Denver Veterans Hospital are recommended by the department staff for lessons to learn guitar playing. If they finish 10 lessons they are given a new guitar to keep. It is a great program and a privilege to be part of it.…


Added by Peter Faris on May 27, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment


Sorry, I have been trying to upload the picture for 40 minutes but this furschlugginer website refuses to take it. Maybe another day?

Added by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment


This is a photo of one of the guitar lessons we give in Guitars4Vets. I am in center back. We have given away three guitars to vets who complete the 10 lesson cycle.

Added by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Guitars 4 Vets.

As of last Thursday I participated as a volunteer in my first session with Guitars 4 Vets (G4V). I will be giving guitar lessons to veterans who are going through therapy with the Veterans Administration, and at the end of the 10-week lesson cycle they are given a new guitar with all the accessories. This is a great program.

Added by Peter Faris on November 6, 2015 at 11:42am — 1 Comment


I re-purposed the four-string oak neck from a previous project. My father's last license plate for the face on a maple tissue box cover for the body. Threaded rod bridge and bison bone nut. The pickup is a piezo disc with a volume pot. Combo jack and strap button holds a strap made from a belt I picked up at Goodwill. I added the wrist support when I found that the edge of the license plate was uncomfortable when playing.…


Added by Peter Faris on August 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

In The Beginning:

This is my first build, a lap steel with piezo pickup and volume control knob, repurposed neck, being played in March 2013 at Swallow Hill Music Association, Denver, Colorado.

Added by Peter Faris on August 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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