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David Seaton

Grand Marais, MN
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Dave Seaton has been building and repairing guitars for over 35 years. His acoustic guitars are known for their innovative and beautiful design as well as their fine tone. He also builds ukuleles and electric guitars and keeps many of the North Shore’s musical pros playing by servicing their instruments. He has taught ukulele and guitar building at North House and is a former board member. In the summer months he runs Hungry Jack Outfitters with his wife Nancy.

Current Courses Offered by David Seaton

1 day
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Composite Canoe Repair and Maintenance

Composite canoes are light, efficient and paddle like a dream. But canoe country granite can chew them up if you’re not careful. It can seem a bit daunting to use modern resins and fabrics but fear not. We’ll take the mysteries out of repairing that faithful paddling friend safely with…
Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Instructor: David Seaton
4 Days
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Ukulele: Build Your Own

While we may associate the sounds of the ukulele with more tropical locales, this easy to pack and play instrument has a lot to offer any musician--aspiring or professional, Northern or otherwise.  Join luthier David Seaton to build a northwoods ukulele in just four days made of locally harvested maple,…
Sat, Jan 5th, 2019  –  Tue, Jan 8th, 2019
Instructor: David Seaton
Thu, Jan 17th, 2019  –  Sun, Jan 20th, 2019
Instructor: David Seaton

Past Courses Offered by David Seaton

Build Your Own Guitar

Stringed Instrument Maintenance for Musicians