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About me

After many years of writing advertising, I started building guitars in a desperate attempt to balance my karmic debt.


That was 2008.


The first one took 2 years. 2 years of making pretty much every mistake imaginable. And some that weren't. But I finished it. And apparently, guitars are not unlike potato chips. I couldn't stop after just one. 


And it's since taken on a life of its own.


I've studied voicing with Ervin Somogyi.


French polishing with Joshia de Jonge.


Fretting and setup with Dave Collins at Ann Arbor Guitars.

I even survived Kent Carlos Everett's Master Class.


I'm a member of the Guild of American Luthiers and the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans-ASIA (see what they did there?).


I've written for American Lutherie magazine, the quarterly publication of the Guild. 


So basically, what we have here is a hobby that's gotten wildly out of hand. And it's getting worse. As I gradually ease out of advertising, I'm looking forward to upping my production from my current 3 guitars/year to 8.

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