I started playing guitar at age 9. I played in local bands in Baltimore Maryland for many years & we started playing more & more gigs, i needed to add to my collection of guitars, i did'nt have alot of money back in those days & i always enjoyed working with wood. I had been working in a custom cabinet shop as an apprentice cabinetmaker, so i did research on guitar building. I started designing my own custom bodys, with hardware & other parts i had laying around, i built up my collection. With my love for music, & woodworking i found what i really enjoy doing. It's great feeling knowing that you can enjoy many years of playing music on something you've created yourself. Don't ever stop playing music!