There are a few times in life where the entire future turns on one short moment.
For me, one of those moments happened when I was 14 years old, a friend and mentor taught me to play guitar. Just open chords on a cheap Harmony acoustic guitar from Fedco. It wasn't much, but turned out to be enough. I played that 3/4 size toy guitar wherever they'd let me, (which wasn't many places) - but we did have fun.
Eventually I moved on to better instruments, but I still have that thing in a closet around here. The bridge is lifting, not because it's coming unglued but because the thin plywood/pressboard top has bent upward from the pull of the strings. I keep it around as a reminder that even a small investment of time by someone who cares can set the course of a life.
Eventually playing lead to tinkering, modding, and eventually building. An eventual project to build a new guitar led to a new hobby, which somewhere along the way became a passion.
I want to share that passion with you. I want to nerd out on the specs that no one but another luthier would understand. I want to obsess over every little detail because in a strange way, I draw satisfaction from the pure process of obsessively creating. I want to create instruments that inspire their players to create music in the same way.
I’d love to hear from you. If you have questions to ask or stories to tell, or just want to chat about guitars, drop me a line.