Like a lot of happy folks before me, I've chosen a path that marries passion to profession. Being an active maker of music has always brought to me much joy and many a time, sent my blues a-walkin'. This blog will follow from the first step, my journey of becoming a professional luthier.
Later in the month, classes begin at the Southeast Technical College. I will be counted among the students in the 2010-2011 Guitar Building and Repair course. You can check out this time-tested vocational program here.
My mitts have already mapped the contours of my first batch of tools; some fancy Japanese chisels, a smart-looking digital caliper and one very expensive French-made woodcarvers plane. And some other junk. Each breath I take is redolent of Cedar, Ebony, Spruce, Rosewood and bone. Speak, O E add 9 chord. My worries seem so very small. (Thank you, Jimi.)