This is a journal I am attempting to keep, partly as a means of promoting my work; but also to discuss what I do, how I do it, where I do it, and what motivates me to keep doing it.
What I do is build electric guitars and basses in my own shop, in a lovely little place called Dismal, in the hills of middle Tennessee. My approach to this enterprise is a bit different than most, as are the instruments that come of it. I use a fair amount of salvaged material from old buildings, typically employing its existing texture and patina in place of a fancy new paint job. I draw inspiration for my work from the natural world around me, and its process of reclaiming the artifacts we impose upon it. Those subjects will be featured here as well; not so much the big, glamorous parts, but more the random, often overlooked ones, the vulgar little details, and the things left behind.
Anyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment, and discuss. Don’t be bashful- I really don’t take myself all that seriously, as you shall no doubt see.
Thank you, and Welcome!