One of the greatest pleasures a guitar builder can have is to watch and hear someone play well a guitar that he/she built. Lucas Haneman is a musician working primarily in the Ottawa/Montreal regions and I feel honoured that his principle acoustic guitar is one that I made. In the following three videos you can see/hear Lucas playing a mellow acoustic piece that he composed and is featured on a recent CD, rocking at the Montreal Jazz Festival and singing another original composition at a Canadian talent competition (which he won). This year I will be building Lucas an eight string fan fret acoustic guitar. I can hardly wait to see what he does with that. You can find out all about Lucas here at his web site.
My son, Dave Hawley, is also a fine guitar player. In the following video he covers Erik Mongrain's "Airtap!" while sporting a mustache in support of "Movember" - a prostate cancer awareness month. The inlay on the fretboard of the guitar is a silhouette of Dave done in mother of pearl when he was a teenager with longer hair.