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Hello, my name is Kevin L. Pederson, and I own and operate Pederson Custom Guitars (formerly Abyss Guitar Company). My business is located in Forest City, Iowa, in the heartland of America, where hard work and quality were born. I grew up on a farm, and the last thing I ever dreamed I would be was an instrument maker. I thought I was going to farm when I was younger.
But as that dream faded away, and my teen years crept in, I started playing guitar. Back in the day when you only had yourself to worry about, I would practice guitar all day and all night. From putting so much dedication in to my playing in those early years, I think it helped me develop the perseverance it takes to exist in today's world. A good definition of success that I have heard goes like this... "success is when preparation and opportunity meet." Another saying I agree with is... "so many people miss out on opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
If I were a philosopher, I think this would be my philosophy: to work hard, be prepared for opportunity and build on the small achievements one step at a time.Â