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My interest in luthiery began while I was attending Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachussetts. As an aspiring oil painter, I learned simple wood working by bracing and stretching canvases. Color theory, varnishes and solvents were common place. Creativity, composition and visual design would become second nature.
In the summer of 2016, I moved to Norfolk, Massachussetts with my wife and two daughters. We had an opportunity to move into the house that my wife’s grandfather built, making my children the fifth generation to live on the land. In this old New England house, I finally have the space to set up shop and realize my own vision as a guitar maker. This has not been a solitary journey. I am thankful to my family, friends, mentors, colleagues, and customers for supporting my dream. Together we are all responsible for a little more music in the world, and that is a good thing.