Listening to the faltering gramophone of my youth, the crackling radio of my adolescence, the true stereo of my adulthood and the natural sound systems of my middle life, I fell in love with many of the greatest musical artists.
Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Count basie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters and many more icons took me on a journey that brought music, carpentry and artistry together in one amazing form…the guitar.
I have an allegiance to wood that began in my youth, that has inflenced my life and that remarkably still gets me up in the morning and heading to my shop. As a professional carpenter and musician the logical career connection was to build fine instruments and, once I started, I couldn’t stop.
I am an independent luthier working in a thriving community on Vancouver Island . I build beautiful custom guitars and I love to share my knowledge and experience with others.
I am the Canadian Installer for the distinctive Evertune Bridge, the bridge that never goes out of tune.
In a world where manufacturing and global distribution gives us access to many things, I believe it is important to look to local or independent suppliers.
When adding a custom guitar to your life, you become involved in a magical, meaningful process. Your vision and my work are combined to give you a unique and heir-loom quality guitar.
It’s my passion in life to follow woods song from the tree to the first chord and into the universal language of music.
I invite you be part of this creative adventure, it’s a great ride