Mike Coin
Luthier & Guitar Maker

"I'm in paradise. I don"t have a boss yelling at me, more or less Police than anything." Mike Coin, the Boardwalk Luthier, repairs guitars on Venice Beach. After losing his workshop he had to find this new place and use only hand tools to repair guitars. It's tough because he is not officially allowed to sell anything that is functional. "So I just say it's live performance art, as a loop hole."