Thursday, May 5, 2011


Mike Cornwall, high on my list as one of the world's nicest guys, has been smelling lately like a totally awesome Business Plan. On wheels. Now with solar.

I made a guitar repair shop inside a vintage 1973 SnapOn truck. I owned and ran Silverlake Guitar Shop from 1999 through 2006, and I have many great memories and friends from that time. Since then, I've been working on guitars for bands in the studio and on the road, and fixing gear for old friends. In 2010, between doing guitar tech work on a couple recording sessions, I was hired to set up shop in a studio and put all the instruments in proper working order. Working this way was such a positive and pleasant experience, I got to thinking about finding a way to service studios and collections with a mobile workshop, in which I could concentrate fully on the instrument without distractions. I started looking for a vehicle that would have the right amount of space and appliances, and I found this GrummanOlsen StepVan to be perfect for a shop.


  1. I love it! It reminds me of a guy in Prague in the mid-90's who had a little trailer on the street where he repaired broken umbrellas and sharpened knives.

  2. While we're talking business plans, how about a mobile kava kava cart/truck. You in?

  3. Absolutely! Maybe we can patent a Kava Kava with Carob mix, and cater to parties and events.