My love for music serves as a big inspiration for me when building guitars. Each guitar you pick up is unique in its feeling, as well as sound. However, not only are guitars important as a musical intruments, but each guitar is a work of art in its own right.
My journey in woodworking started for me when I was a young boy. My father was a carpenter and a woodworker, and I remember spending many days with him in the shop, sanding and ripping lumber and sweeping sawdust off the floor. It's an amazing feeling that through guitar building, I now get to combine my love for music with my father's love of woodworking that he instilled in me.
I've always been interested in building and restoration - and after I built a few cigar box guitars, that interest grew greatly. The excitement and joy I get from being able to play what I've built keeps me wanting to become a better builder.
I was lucky enough to take a building class with a local luthier, Garth Quidley of GQ Guitars, where I built my first acoustic - which is still my favorite build to this day. Garth taught me a lot about building and continues to be my mentor and friend.
My goal as a builder is to provide top quality guitars in sound and materials, while keeping a simple, classic feel and look.