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About Me


My passion for music, guitars and The Beatles has led me to an unusual and very fulfilling hobby. Two important things happened to me in the early sixties. The Beatles happened and my older brother played in a local band. Both things had a huge effect on me. I’ve been fascinated with guitars my entire life. The world’s most versatile instrument. I was particularly struck by electric guitar and bass. I’ve also always been a builder. I love creating things. My dad was the same way, always building, creating, or improving something.

       This led me to attempting to build my own guitar. Many mistakes and much experience later I’m finally getting there. It’s an incredibly satisfying hobby, taking raw wood and watching it come to life, make music, and become something that's hard to believe I made with my hands. At the same time, it can be incredibly frustrating. It’s very easy to go wrong and make disastrous mistakes. There was a time when these mistakes devastated me. Now I expect them, embrace them, and see what I’ve learned, and watch what opportunities come from them.

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About Me


My passion for music, guitars and The Beatles has led me to an unusual and very fulfilling hobby. Two important things happened to me in the early sixties. The Beatles happened and my older brother played in a local band. Both things had a huge effect on me. I’ve been fascinated with guitars my entire life. The world’s most versatile instrument. I was particularly struck by electric guitar and bass. I’ve also always been a builder. I love creating things. My dad was the same way, always building, creating, or improving something.

       This led me to attempting to build my own guitar. Many mistakes and much experience later I’m finally getting there. It’s an incredibly satisfying hobby, taking raw wood and watching it come to life, make music, and become something that's hard to believe I made with my hands. At the same time, it can be incredibly frustrating. It’s very easy to go wrong and make disastrous mistakes. There was a time when these mistakes devastated me. Now I expect them, embrace them, and see what I’ve learned, and watch what opportunities come from them.

 

 
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Portfolio


I’ve built about thirty guitars. For friends, bandmates, family and myself. I’ve loved being able to build myself a guitar that I’ve dreamed of owning my whole life. It’s been very rewarding to give some away to some very deserving situations. I’ve sold a few. That’s something I hope continues to grow. I have a goal of building three guitars each year. One to give away, one to sell, and one for me. My head is jammed full of guitars that I still want to build.

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Portfolio


I’ve built about thirty guitars. For friends, bandmates, family and myself. I’ve loved being able to build myself a guitar that I’ve dreamed of owning my whole life. It’s been very rewarding to give some away to some very deserving situations. I’ve sold a few. That’s something I hope continues to grow. I have a goal of building three guitars each year. One to give away, one to sell, and one for me. My head is jammed full of guitars that I still want to build.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PORTFOLIO



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The Process


Each step of building is exciting. It’s really unlimited as to what you can create. I’ve gotten to use some exotic woods that are amazing.

       I’m a slow builder. Each guitar is about a six month process. I love building around a theme, incorporating that into the guitar. That can be duplicating one that I love, with some unique custom touches, or building one to a customer’s desires, hobbies or their business.

       A guitar presents so many opportunities. It could be the wood that’s used, the custom finish, the choice of hardware and electronics. It’s fun to experiment with custom inlay in pearl, abalone, metal, almost anything. The possibilities are endless.

       I love the moment when it’s finally strung up. It comes alive as a musical instrument. 

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The Process


Each step of building is exciting. It’s really unlimited as to what you can create. I’ve gotten to use some exotic woods that are amazing.

       I’m a slow builder. Each guitar is about a six month process. I love building around a theme, incorporating that into the guitar. That can be duplicating one that I love, with some unique custom touches, or building one to a customer’s desires, hobbies or their business.

       A guitar presents so many opportunities. It could be the wood that’s used, the custom finish, the choice of hardware and electronics. It’s fun to experiment with custom inlay in pearl, abalone, metal, almost anything. The possibilities are endless.

       I love the moment when it’s finally strung up. It comes alive as a musical instrument.