In 1979, I apprenticed with luthier Kevin Hall of Timberline Guitars where I gained a thorough understanding of all aspects of guitar repair. After 2 years I partnered with Kevin in Timberline and we continued to work together until 1984. Although I mainly worked in the area of fretted instrument restoration, I also gained a great deal of knowledge about guitar building, being present while Kevin made many of his outstanding instruments.
In 2003, I completed a 3 month course in traditional classical guitar construction at “Totnes School of Guitarmaking” in Devon, England. In 2011, I attended Sergei de Jonge’s School of Lutherie in Chelsea, Quebec. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from Sergei and his family of gifted luthiers.
One of my guitars was made with the generous guidance and support of luthier Sheldon Schwartz. He continues to be a source of inspiration and has had a significant influence on my guitar building style. Please drop by Sheldon’s website to check out his beautiful guitars. www.schwartzguitars.com
I currently perform and record with guitars I have made and continue to work in my shop on a part time basis.