Finding Your Finish
4:00 PM16:00

Finding Your Finish

*Seminar to begin at 5:30pm

Finding the right oil finish for your project has never been easier!

During this seminar you will learn about the importance of prep work before finishing your wood, and the steps to take to ensure your final result comes out beautiful every time! We will explore the different brands of oil finishes we carry at Exotic Woods Inc. and you'll get to know which finish is best for different applications.

Brand representatives as well as knowledgeable Exotic Woods Inc. staff will be presenting and will be here as early as 4:00pm to answer any questions you may have.

There will be discounts on the finishes included in the seminar as well as on charcuterie boards and project woods (intarsia).

Refreshments will be provided.

Brands covered in this seminar: Rubio Monocoat, Cutek, Watco, Bio-Supra, & Clamham’s Beeswax.

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Guitar Day
8:00 AM08:00

Guitar Day

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The Exotic Woods Guitar Day event was started in 2012 in response to the closing of the Montreal Guitar Show and after requests from our customers for an outlet to display their work and socialize with friends, new and old.


Luthiers will showcase their work for the duration of the day and will be available for merchandise purchasing and conversation. We will have four seminars throughout the day and Curbside Foods will be on site for you to treat yourself to a delicious meal.

In addition to the festivities there will be amazing sales on guitar and instrument materials as well as Exotic Woods Inc Merchandise for sale!


10:30am - 11:15am - Building the Impossible: An Acoustic Guitar Out of a single 1x10

Simon Wilner Sly Fox Guitars

Uncovering a build of an acoustic guitar built entirely out of a single 1x10. Detailing the many challenges and the techniques used to overcome them when trying to build with a single specie. From resin stabilization to lamination learn, the tricks used to complete this unique challenge!

11:30am - 12:15pm - Tony Karol Karol Custom Guitars

1:00pm - 1:45pm - Pickups & Finding Your Tone MJS Pickups

Mike Smith (Smitty) - MJS Custom Pickups Inc.

An explanation on guitar pickups and how they work. How different pickup formats give different tones and how to achieve what you are looking for - the never ending hunt for tone! Question period to follow.

2:00pm - 2:45pm - Sergei de Jonge

If you have an interest in guitar or instrument building, cool/exotic woods, or just fancy a good meal you won’t want to miss this event!

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