Al began repairing instruments in 1978. He has trained with and worked alongside some of the best repairmen in North America. He opened his own shop in Toronto in 1992. In 2003 he moved his shop to Waterloo, Ontario.
He specializes in the repair of fretted acoustic instruments including guitars, mandolins and ukes.
Al is a member of ASIA (Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans). He provides repair services for customers and music stores all over Canada.
Al became the first factory-authorized repairman for Taylor Guitars in 2000. He is the only repairman In Canada (and one of only 2 in North America) authorized and trained to install/upgrade the Taylor Expression System.
In 2010 became an authorized warranty repairman for CF Martin guitars.
He is one of only two repairmen in Canada to represent both of these fine companies.
In addition to repairs he sells acoustic guitar parts, cases, strings and humidifiers. He is also a Taylorware dealer.