Sylvan and his Rolls
Who knew a wood filler wood bring me into contact with some of the most interesting, talented and passionate humans out there. One such person is Sylvan Wells. He is a luthier by calling and an accidental attorney. He is also driven to help others by sharing his talent and knowledge. Sylvan has been willing to think out of the box and was the first Luthier to try our Clear GoodFilla. It is not easy to find an expert that is willing to try something new. I'm not sure why this is so, but I liken it to my teenage expert self where I knew everything (just ask my parents). Therefore there was no need or room to learn anything else. Sylvan immediately called me with the positive results he got. He also invited me to my first Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans Symposium where he generously asked me if I'd like to introduce the Clear Filla to one of his classes. As a testament to Sylvan's versatility, he also helped refinish the trim pieces from his friend's Rolls Royce. (see pics) He stripped the badly weathered wood, filled them with Clear GoodFilla, and finished them with spar varnish. I bet his friend is thrilled, and I'm sure there are not many Rolls Royce cars trimmed by a luthier's touch.
10/2/2016 11:36:55 am
Looks great. I've not been doing any woodwork lately. Kind of lost interest, but if I start up again, I'll be in touch.
Alton "Bear" Acker
10/4/2016 06:42:35 pm
I was impressed by Sylvan's sudden and rapid adopting of your filler under water-based lacquer. Based on his recommendations I intend to try it in my instrument finishes under water-based lacquer also. Sylvan is indeed a great person and luthier.
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