I guess you'd say I came to guitarmaking as a searcher. I was searching for a certain sound and feel.
I also wanted to have a hand in creating the pulse of the guitar I was playing. At first I was going to build just for myself, but it was so much fun I decided to do it full time and build for others as well.
I have had a great time doing building guitars and I will be watching and giving guidence to Lars as I can.
I had one goal as a luthier- to create simple, elegant, refined guitars that sing with clarity and authority.
It is my true wish that when someone picks up one of my guitars and plays it that they are swept away by the experience and that the time spent playing it will transport them beyond the everyday. That's not too much to ask is it?
It was really a great joy to watch a person light up as they played their new guitar for the first time. Sometimes- if the guitar was shipped -I missed out on the moment, but I always heard about it from the owner.
I liked it best when the owner came to my shop to pick it up. That way we could talk about the guitar and I could set it up as we fine tuned it till it was just the way he or she liked it.
I hope this gives you some insight as to who I am and what I loved about guitarmaking.
I am now enjoying playing guitar and making music. Check out my new CD!