Aaron Younce

Author's details

Name: Aaron Younce
Date registered: 31 August, 2013
URL: http://www.maretguitars.com/

Biography

My name is Aaron. I'm a luthier by trade, and I'm a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist when I'm not building or repairing guitars. I've been studying lutherie under my father since my early teenage years, and I've been playing music since around that time, as well. Prior to working with Benjamin here in New Orleans, I was a production manager and principal luthier at Fodera Guitars in Brooklyn, NY. My past work experience also includes San Francisco Guitarworks and Carvin Guitars in Sand Diego, CA. I have a degree in Recording Arts, and I've spent countless hours in recording studios and out on the road with various bands throughout the years. Along with these facets of my livelihood, my passion lies in the continuous pursuit of knowledge and experience.

Latest posts

  1. Repairing bad pickup routes — 5 December, 2017
  2. Restoring a 1970 Gibson SG Damaged By Hurricane Katrina — 13 November, 2017
  3. Making An Acoustic Guitar Bridge From Scratch — 7 October, 2017
  4. Re-finishing a defaced SG — 20 September, 2017
  5. Gypsy Jazz Restoration — 17 May, 2017

Author's posts listings

Dec 05 2017

Repairing bad pickup routes

Regarding anything we humans do in life, there are usually two potential approaches: the quick way and the right way, with all of our actions and efforts falling somewhere in line on that spectrum. This specimen fell victim to someone routing pickup cavities the quick way – with a hand held Dremel tool – so we …

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Nov 13 2017

Restoring a 1970 Gibson SG Damaged By Hurricane Katrina

It’s been 12 years since New Orleans was forever scarred by the high-water mark of Hurricane Katrina. As the flood waters receded, abandoned artifacts representing about $81 billion in damage emerged. An estimated 800,000 housing units, over 200,000 cars and trucks, and an immeasurable number of personal belongings were among the wreckage. Most of what …

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Oct 07 2017

Making An Acoustic Guitar Bridge From Scratch

Over the years Gibson has come up with some of the most legendary instrument designs the world has ever seen, some of which are essential to defining rock and roll itself. Innovations like the Les Paul, the Firebird, and the Explorer are among the coolest guitars ever made, while the P-90 pickup, the PAF humbucker …

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Sep 20 2017

Re-finishing a defaced SG

“Once more with synergy!” facetiously cries a cynical and formidable adversary of unbridled capitalism, Naomi Klein, in her corporate-weary manifesto scrutinizing the branded world in which we live, No Logo. This post is basically about that. One of our dear clients, Michael, recently picked up a Gibson SG on the cheap – perhaps because the seller, …

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May 17 2017

Gypsy Jazz Restoration

We recently took in a nameless gypsy jazz guitar in desperate need of restoration. We inspected the instrument inside and out for any identifying logos or serial numbers and came up with nothing. The label inside the guitar bears the words “Jazz Cutaway Hot”, and the rest of the ink has fell victim to the …

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Dec 06 2016

VW Themed Maret Custom Guitar

Hey everyone! Aaron here. I’ll be using this month’s blog post to talk about a custom guitar project that we’re all pretty excited about. To give you a little background, I embarked upon my path of lutherie at a pretty young age under the instruction of my father, who has been a guitar maker since …

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May 13 2016

A word from Aaron

Hey everyone, Aaron here. I’ve been repairing your instruments alongside Benjamin for the last 4 months, and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you in the shop by now. I’ve even seen some of you out on gigs around town! It’s been great getting to know you, the working musicians of New Orleans, …

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Aug 31 2013

Carving a Telecaster body

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[Today’s blog post is guest written by my good friend, Aaron Younce, who is a brilliant luthier who builds custom bass guitars in Brooklyn, NY. Since he’s such a talented woodworker, and my home shop is not currently set up to make tons of wood dust, I sent him this Telecaster body to carve in …

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