Dougie McLellan is the co-founder and owner of Guitar Repair Shack. He has been in the music business for over 30 years. He is a certified technician with Fender, Gretsch, EVH, Squire, Charvel, Jackson, Guild, Taylor, Martin and Yamaha. He previously served as District Sales Manager for Fender in Western Canada as well as holding the position of District Sales Manager and Clinician for Fender in England, Scotland and Whales. He has held management and sales positions at Long and McQuade, Axe Music, and St. John's Music.
Dougie has worked with some of the biggest acts in the world as a guitar technician, including Jerry Donahue, Buddy Guy, Roseanne Cash, Steve Morse, Los Lobos, Otis Rush, John Prine, Jonny Lang, Blind Boys of Alabama, Wilson Picket, Cake, Lyle Lovett, David Byrne, Paul Pigat, and many more. As a clinician with Fender UK, Dougie was involved with and performed at various events including shows at The Cavern, Hyde Park's '02 Festival, Abbey Roads Studios, and various events throughout the UK.
While working for Fender, Dougie had the chance to travel with Fred Gretsch, Jack Schwartz, and many other Fender alumni for various clinics and events in Canada. He has had the opportunity and privilege to meet and work with the famous pickup winder, Abigail Ybarra, as well as George Fullerton, Dan Smith, Don Johnson, Bill Mendello, Bill Schultz, Joe Carducci, and past Fender CEO, Larry Thomas. During his tenure with Fender, Dougie has also worked with and met Fender Custom Shop Master Luthiers including, Chris Flemming, Dennis Galuszka, John Cruz, Stephen Stern, Yuri Shiskov and others.
Dougie designed four American Series Strats that had a limited run, and were released in Canada in 2010.
Micheal Kenney is a longtime staff member of Guitar Repair Shack. Michael is a graduate of Keyano College and has specialties in not only guitar repair but also woodwind and brasswind instruments. He is certified by Martin, Taylor, Fender and the Fender family of instruments.
James Fry is the co-founder of Guitar Repair Shack. James has been repairing guitars for a living for 24 years. He is certified by Martin, Taylor, Fender and the Fender family of instruments.
James’ incredible acoustic and electric guitars that he has built over the years are played all over North America.