Montreal Guitar Show

I arrived yesterday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Montreal, QC, and set up my guitars in the Electric luthiers room at the Montreal Guitar Show.

My table at the show with (l-r) AE5 Swallow, AEG, Baritone, NT4.

Me with my old friend luthier Sheldon Dingwall, and luthiers Michael Spalt and Andreas Neubauer.


Capital District Bass Hang photos

It was my great pleasure to be asked by Michael Dimin, bass educator, and pro bassist, to be the featured Luthier at the Capital District Bass Players Hang #2, held on Monday 11/21/11 at Parkway Music, Clifton Park, NY. There was a wonderful turnout. I brought 8 of my instruments- all different bass models. I spoke about how I got in to building guitars and basses, and described the evolution of my hollow AE series instruments, and in particular my work with Steve Swallow to produce the model that bears his name and that he plays exclusively.

There was a brief question and answer period, and then all got a chance to play my basses and jam with each other. There was also a demonstration/performance by another fine bassist from that area. There were some pretty great bass players that showed up at this event.


Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase

Hi everyone. Welcome to my brand new much-improved web site.

There are lots of new photos, models, video clips. I hope you like it. Drop me a line and tell me what you think.

This past weekend (October 22-23), I had the pleasure of displaying and participating in the festivities at the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. Many of the world’s finest luthiers from far and wide displayed their incredible guitars, and their meticulous craftsmanship was ever present—Steve Grimes from Mauii, Michael Gurian from Seattle, WA, Linda Manzer from Canada, Ervin Somogyi from Oakland, CA, John Montleone from Long Island, NY, and several of us locals…the list goes on. I loved seeing their work, meeting old friends, and getting to know some that I never actually met before such as Steve Grimes and Tom Ribbecke—both great guys and impeccable craftsmen.

It was a wonderful hang!