Kinal Guitars

Q: Builder Name?
A: Mike Kinal.

Q: Business name?
A: Kinal Guitars.

Q: Age?
A: 60 years old.

Q: Where were you born?
A: Vancouver, Canada.

Q: Where is your shop?
A: Vancouver.

Q: When did you start building?
A: 1968.

Q: When did you officially go into business?
A: 1972.

Q: How many instruments have you made to date?
A: About 700.

Q: How many instruments did you make in 2012?
A: 20 guitars and basses.

Q: Do you play any instruments?
A: I play bass, guitar and drums.

Q: Why / when should a player consider a custom bass?
A: When a player gets serious about his playing and wants an instrument that is build well, sound great and is reliable.

Q: What should players know about your basses?
A: Handcrafted by one person, well balanced, versatile, priced within the working musician’s budget.

Q: What would you like to tell players about yourself or your basses?
A: I’m a very approachable builder open to reasonable options.

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