About Blackwood Guitarworks
Blackwood Guitarworks produces top-shelf, industry-supported content aimed at empowering people worldwide with the clearest, most concise, and relevant DIY information available. Offering online articles, classes and books covering a wide range of topics including guitar playing, repair, maintenance, and setups.
Jonny Blackwood has been a guitarist and repair tech for over two decades.
His love of guitars began in his youth on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada where he showed a keen interest in guitar electronics and customization, eventually building his own guitars in high school woodshop class while spending the rest of his time playing them.
By the time Jonny reached his early 20s his favourite guitar store finally gave in and started paying him for hanging around the shop. It was there the owner, who is a highly respected luthier with tech credits that include INXS, Metallica, Bryan Adams, Kd Lang and Aerosmith, began nurturing his passion and determination to learn.
After moving to Edmonton some years later he worked in several shops honing his skills on hundreds of guitars whilst studying all aspects of guitar setups, maintenance and repair. During this time he became an authorized technician for every major brand in the industry and was awarded several factory designated certifications.
Since 2009, he has been teaching guitar repair and maintenance through group and private classes, corporate staff training, client literature, and his popular books including the Amazon best-selling title, “How to Setup Your Guitar Like A Pro: An Easy Guide for Beginners“.
He is currently writing and publishing new material that breaks down the barriers between repairing, maintaining, and playing the guitar.